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I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
-- Frederick Douglass
 

 

Friday, June 11, 2004

Undeniably good

"I know in my heart that man is good.
That what is right will always eventually triumph.
And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life."

          -- Ronald Reagan

Life is difficult, challenging and painful at times. Yet at its very core, life is undeniably good.

The world is ripe with injustice and tragedy. Yet goodness always finds a way to be where it is needed most.

What is wrong, what is false, can often seem powerful and compelling. Yet eventually each falsehood consumes itself, collapsing under the burden of its own lies and inconsistencies. And life’s goodness not only endures. It grows stronger and more solidly entrenched as it survives each passing challenge.

Often life’s purpose seems to get buried beneath the confusion and the complexities, the distractions and the pressing demands. And yet, through it all, that purpose patiently remains, ready at any moment to be lived and fulfilled.

Celebrate, respect, enjoy, give to and make the most of life. It is a gift more precious, more positively powerful than anyone can imagine.

— Ralph Marston

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