Saturday, April 23, 2011


God has created many great paradoxes for us. For one, as a matter of our survival instinct we are very self-centered: We take care of ourselves. Yet, being too self-centered brings scorn, hardship, incompatibility, and judgment. Instead, it’s in first seeking right that we find Divine blessing, happiness, and success. In seeking right, we must serve others’ needs first. In essence, to get what we want we must serve others rather than ourselves… and to truly serve, we must often do what we don’t want. It seems that it would be a lot easier if our survival instinct was to do right rather than what we want. Yet, doing right doesn’t always insure our survival, as in laying one’s life down for another. Nevertheless, in time, we can grow accustomed to doing right. It’s like lifting weights. The more we do it the easier it becomes, and we can do it against heavier loads. In the same Star Trek movie referenced yesterday, there’s a part where old Spock says to the younger Spock, “…in this case do yourself a favor. Put aside logic, do what feels right.” Doing Right should eventually feel right.

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