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The Prophet speaks…..

July 7th, 2009

Some thoughts on giving by The Prophet – Khalil Gibran (Lebanese artist, writer and poet):

“You often say, ‘I would give, but only to the deserving!’.
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in the pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.”

“Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights is worthy of all else from you.”

Kind of puts giving into a larger perspective, doesn’t it. We give/serve/help as much to increase the quality of our life (and I’ve watered down Khalil’s intent) as to increase the quality of life of those we serve.

And it also keeps me from donning the Judge’s robes to determine who is worthy of my kindness, when their worth has already been decided by another.

more from the Prophet later.

One Response to “The Prophet speaks…..”

    Kia Says:

    Makes me think of this quote I read the other day “The major block to compassion is the judgment in our minds. Judgment is the mind’s primary tool of separation.” by Diane Berke

    Who are we do decide who is worthy? Anyone is…Everyone is!

    Thanks for sharing that quote Scott :)

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