Inspiration for Your Day

TODAY'S THEME: I AM THE SERVANT

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May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.

 

Tenzin Gyatso (1935-  )
the 14th Dalai Lama

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Mother, I am the tool, you are the worker.
I am the chamber, you are the tenant.
I am the sheath, you are the sword.
I am the chariot, you are the charioteer.
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The human being is perfected by
realizing the following states:
First, all this is I;
second, all this is you;
third, I am the servant.


Ramakrishna (1833-1886)

Let love be genuine, be aglow with the Spirit,
serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient
in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute
to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do
not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice,
weep with those who weep.

Romans 12: 9-15
Revised Standard Version of the Bible

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Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart,
and give me right faith,
certain hope,
and perfect charity,
wisdom and understanding, Lord,
that I may carry out
your holy and true command.

St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
Friar, founder of the Order of Friars Minor

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May I be medicine for the sick and weary. May I be
their doctor and their nurse until the sickness appears
no more. May I quell the pains of hunger and thirst with
rains of food and drink. May i be a torch for those in need
of light, a bed for those in need of a bed, and a servant
for those in need of service.


Shantideva (7th century)
Indian Buddhist scholar

 
And now, the Last Word:

When you come upon a path that brings
benefit and happiness to all, follow this
course as the moon journeys through
the stars.

The Buddha (c. 563-c. 483 BC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:
For as God is everywhere, God is whole in his whole
world and whole in each of his creatures, animating,
moving, and governing all...

Alpais of Cudot (1130-1211)

 

 

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