3 day Quote Challenge ~ Tolerance

I was invited by the lovely blogger Stephanie Ortez (thank you), of Collected Essays of The Anxious Mind to participate in the 3 day Quote Challenge on the theme of sadness.

I have chosen not to write about the recent tragic events and massacres unfolding on a global scale, but to look back and reexamine where we have been. To ponder how many mountaintop peaks and ocean depths there are  separating and dividing us.

How do we find our way back to respect and basic human kindness?

 

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By Jacqueline Cioffa

Sept. 2002

 

And a universal ‘omni for everyone’ God is great

He / she is grand, selfless, caring, humane

The destruction comes at the hands of so few

Who knew not love

Only anger and hate

And so many millions of hearts hang heavy

In this time of unending sorrow for so many lost lives

Yet I breathe a half breath of hope towards mankind

It lies in the children their fear and our strength to give comfort

And I am not afraid to cry because I can show love

And weep for my brothers and sisters

Tolerance must rule

 

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“It’s unpopular to take a strong stand on anything (these days) except tolerance.” – John Piper

 



Challenge Rules:

Post three consecutive days.
You can pick one or three quotes per day.
Challenge three different bloggers per day.

 

While I’m honored to participate, I’m choosing not to challenge another blogger. These are highly sensitive times, where privacy and time to process personally is critical. If however there is a blogger (or two) who would like to join in and accept the challenge please do so on my behalf.

 

 

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“Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” ― Lao Tzu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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