Monday, November 26, 2012

one with everyone

Each one according to [their] means should take care to be at one with everyone else, for the more one is united to [their] neighbor, the more [they are] united with God. 

Dorotheus of Gaza 

An abbot who lived in the sixth century spoke words that we still need to hear today. Whether you believe in God or not, what is true is that we are all connected. The sooner we realize this, the more chance we will have to save us all.

Granted, I am not always willing to help a panhandler, though I have been known to do so. This isn't about giving handouts to everyone. This is about recognizing that we share the human condition. 

If you suffer, I suffer. If you celebrate, I celebrate.

We are in this together.

It's as simple as that.

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