With a Finer Spirit of Hope and Achievement…


You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.   — Woodrow Wilson

I am falling back on to one of my primary heroes in life and that is President Woodrow Wilson.  He like some other that followed was totally immersed in altruism. That is he was more concerned about his fellow man than he really was about himself or his own greatness.  Many seem to go through their lives as if they were the only thing that mattered in this world.  They live their lives in such a self-centered mode as to degrade their very existence.

We Christians must always remember the Great Commandments to love God and to love each other. Jesus told us this is the very meaning of life.  I’m sure my friends of other faith beliefs can cite similar commands in their respective religions. We are not merely to go through life just making a living. We are here to enable the world , the whole world, to live more peaceably and with a spirit of hope. We all need to remember that we, if only in small ways, can help achieve this task.

Don’t impoverish yourself by forgetting that errand……

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