Today is the Zoroastrian holiday of Khordad Sal, celebrating the birth of the Prophet Zarathustra. It is the first day of the Jewish holiday of Pesach, or Passover. The Hindu festival of Holi continues today.
Love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you,
and pray for those who mistreat you.
If anyone hits you on one cheek, let him hit the other one too;
if someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well.
Give to everyone who asks you for something,
and when someone takes what is yours, do not ask for it back.
~ Jesus (Luke 6:27-30, Good News translation)
With bended knees, with hands outstretched, do I yearn for the effective
expression of the holy spirit working within me:
For this love and understanding, truth and justice; for wisdom to know the
apparent from the real that I might alleviate the sufferings of men on earth….
God is love, understanding, wisdom, and virtue. Let us love one another,
let us practice mercy and forgiveness, let us have peace, born of fellow-feeling…
Let my joy be of altruistic living, of doing good to others. Happiness is unto
him from who happiness proceeds to any other human being.
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I am totally present in the Now.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)