The Journey

“Be kind, be decent, be generous, be tolerant, compassionate, and understanding. Be fast to praise, slow to judge. Remember, we’re all human, and don’t cast the first stone.” Alan Drury, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. That approach can also be gleaned by reading the Bible’s Book of Proverbs. It is ancient wisdom.

Isn’t that what loving our neighbor is about? Presumably, you want to grow in that direction. But why is it so hard? Is that the human condition?

Reflection can be troublesome. As you and I go through Mr. Drury’s suggestions and our past, to some extent we both come up wanting. Do we not?

To become more loving, if you are like me, you need all the help you can get. At our core, we are fragile beings. That’s why I rely on the One that isn’t fragile, our precious Lord.