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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Two Propositions to Consider

Two Propositions to Consider

1) The ability to petition for forgiveness from felt need has as PREREQUISITE realized abilities in empathy and love.

2) Heart-to-Heart conversation characterized by vulnerable honesty has as its PREREQUISITE the appreciation that fundamental human relationship is based upon a conviction that all humankind are created equal.

That is, when honesty is essential-- accretions of status and hierarchy are to be considered totally irrelevant in intimate consideration of perceived truth. (No one wants to be told what they think--they had rather do that themselves--ballot box case in point.)


I start off with a scene from Evan Almighty: the relevant roles here--the attending man is God and the woman is the wife of a celebrity nut-case.


One reason Abraham Lincoln is so honored in America is that even though burdened by a civil war was able to say in his second inaugural address: 

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.