Category Archives: Mercy

The Golden Rule

That simple concept we call the Golden Rule seems to be universal. Jesus said we should ‘do to others as we would have them do to us.’ Hinduism teaches that ‘Those gifted with intelligence should always treat others as they … Continue reading

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‘Bless those who curse you’

As a teenager Lizzie Velasquez, horrified, watched a YouTube video titled ‘World’s Ugliest Woman,’ including comments that said: ‘What a monster’ and ‘Why didn’t her parents just abort her.’ The video was about her. Lizzie was born with a condition … Continue reading

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Touching the untouchable

One of the greatest men of the Twentieth Century was Mahatma Gandhi. Most people know him for having led India in its struggle for independence and for his advocacy of non violent protest. But Gandhi did other great things too. … Continue reading

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The price of a miracle

A little girl named Tess once took her money box to her local pharmacy, where the pharmacist was busy talking to a well dressed man. She said she wanted to buy a miracle. He asked her why, and she told … Continue reading

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The people who count most don’t receive awards

When you get to thinking about what and who really matters in this world, ask yourself these questions: who were the last five Academy Award winners for best actor? Who were the last five winners of the Miss Universe contest? … Continue reading

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A Virus Called Peace

I once received an email warning me of the spread of a virus called “Inner Peace.” It told me to be alert for symptoms that could pose a serious threat to my usual stable condition of conflict. These symptoms include: … Continue reading

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Signs of civilization

The famous anthropologist Margaret Mead was once asked: what was the earliest sign of civilization in any given culture? Her answer was: “a healed femur.” The femur, of course, is the leg bone below the knee. Mead explained that no … Continue reading

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