We must constantly remind ourselves that we are not entitled to lives without:
In America, we may have laws that punish those who practice some of them, but the reality is that we are not exempt from experiencing them.
The challenge is that we must live amongst ourselves in community with other human kind. Although we have tremendous capacity for good, we also have a natural tendency toward selfishness, greed, jealousy, pride, and lust.
When we encounter the things that upset us, those circumstances bring about opportunities to develop positive character qualities and pursue our capacity for good.
We have a real propensity to make a bad situation worse; to match and even escalate the negativity that comes our way. But, in our better moments, we can exercise self-control and practice grace and forgiveness, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and goodness.
Let’s do good.