Sunday Reflection – 5/29/16

In the time of your life, live – so that in the good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart. Be the inferior of no one, nor of any one be the superior. Remember that every one is a variation of yourself. No one’s guilt is not yours, nor is one’s innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not those of ungodliness or evil. These, understand, have no shame in being kindly and gentle. In the time of your life, live – so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world – but shall smile at the infinite delight and mystery of it.

-William Saroyan


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