Sunday, March 6, 2011

Praying the Golden Rule............

"May I be an enemy to no one and the friend of what abides

May I never quarrel with those nearest me, and be reconciled
quickly if I should.

May I never plot evil against others, and if anyone plot evil
against me,

May I escape unharmed and without the need to hurt anyone

May I love, seek and attain only what is good.

May I desire happiness for all and harbor envy for none.

May I never find joy in the misfortune of one who has
wronged me.

May I never wait for the rebuke of others, but always
rebuke myself until I make reparation.

May I gain no victory that harms me or my opponent.

May I reconcile friends who are mad at each other.

May I, insofar as I can, give all necessary help to my friends
and to all who are in need.

May I never fail a friend in trouble.

May I be able to soften the pain of the grief stricken and
give them comforting words.

May I respect myself.

May I always maintain control of my emotions.

May I habituate myself to be gentle, and never angry
with others because of circumstances.

May I never discuss the wicked or what they have done,
but know good people and follow in their footsteps."

-Eusebius of Caesarea  (c. 260-341 AD)

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