Ambition

“The greatest among you will be your servant. Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”[1] Human ambition dreams… Glory and legacy are elusive though, and their testimony is mute for those who moved hearts for themselves. Human ambition strives… The world’s hall of fame is exclusive though,Continue reading “Ambition”

Suffering

“…a condition of irreligion and impiety, a constant trial and an agonizing cross, not far removed from persecution.”[1] Service demands sacrifice tempered by Zeal, service needs kindness, anticipates suffering, and disquiets the soul. “… even the heedless and thoughtless recognize that this earth is no playground, never forget, we are the children of sorrow.”[2] ServantsContinue reading “Suffering”

Dignity

Self-worth and self-image are shaped and enhanced by and with dignity. Dignity of play…    embraces teammates    reveres the challenge    relishes the zone The grace of communion and communication foster warmth and joy. Dignity of work…    sees nothing but the truth    hears the honesty    feels the sincerity Responsibility puts upContinue reading “Dignity”

Righteous

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice for they will be filled[1] Advocating justice for all is virtuous activity, it transforms our society. Constantly promoting fairness, for the neglected and canceled, slakes the soul’s pursuit of accord. To serve the whole community, not only promotes common good, it aligns with the greater good.Continue reading “Righteous”

Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God[1] The steadfast and loyal heart is directed by good intention, open to opportunities. Faith-filled perception renders one awake, aware, and attentive for the Beatific Vision Enlightenment sees with God’s eyes and clarity hears with God’s ears, in turn the soul is grasped by God.Continue reading “Pure in Heart”

Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God[1] Conventional wisdom suggests poor in spirit is humbleness – unconditional empathy. It’s accepting powerlessness… life is not what’s in it for me and love is non-competitive. It’s receptive to the spirit… selflessness is untouched by sin and resistant to all judgment. It’sContinue reading “Poor in Spirit”

Persecuted

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven[1] Abandoned and marginalized, it’s difficult to bear bias, harder to endure injustice to suffer inequality. Thus, disregarded by blind eyes, marginalized, and abandoned the consigned, to the dung heap, hope for delayed gratification. Uprightness demands commitment, truth always asksContinue reading “Persecuted”