On this Palm Sunday it is good for each of us to remember that as a human being, you are responsible for your fellow human’s welfare. First with your family. Second with your neighbors and fellow countrymen and third with those who are strangers in nationality, culture and heritage. GOD gave us the Second Great Commandment to follow. Not as a suggestion, but a commandment.
As strange as it may sound to some, it’s also why we fight wars and have police. To oppose tyrants and defend the weak and impose law and order and maintain peace.
This is why we maintain a government. This is why we (at least those of us with a sense of responsibility and duty) pay taxes and do volunteer work and have jobs and give to charity.
Something to take to heart and take home to think about.
It’s not in my nature to procrastinate. I like to go ahead and get things done while it’s good to do it. But I have learned that it is sometimes best to wait and get things done at a better time. This is not procrastination, but wise use of time and resources. Haste does sometimes make for waste, yet it is still true that you should not put off for tomorrow what you can get done today. The difference is experience and wisdom.
Robert Browning in my favorite poet and here is my favorite quote from him:
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp. Or what’s a heaven for?”
If man did not use imagination and inspiration and strive to extend himself beyond the logical and the empirical, we would not grow as a species and an individual in our capacity for intelligence and empathy and self-improvement.