Sunday, July 13, 2008

"Make the most of what there is good in institutions, in opinions, in communities, in individuals. It is very easy to do the reverse of this, to make the worst of what there is of evil, absurd, and erroneous. By so doing we shall have no difficulty in making estrangements more wide, and hatreds and strifes more abundant, and errors more extreme."

Dean Stanley - photo by mehmet alci


Joseph Pulikotil said...


I agree with this. The problem with most of us is that we all have a big ego which clashes with others. We want to dominate and subdue others wherever possible. This lead to needless confrontations, misunderstandings, bad blood etc.

To keep the EGO under control is the biggest difficulty. Ofcourse, as you grow older one tends to ignore many things which affects our pride in order to retain our poise and dignity.

Best wishes!

Mel said...

I love this post, and I try to live by this principle every moment of every day. There is good to be found in everyone and everything, and when we train our eyes to see the good, it adds so much pleasant spice to life! It's miraculously freeing not to always be burdened by the tendency to be critical.

Your blog provides a consistent source of thoughts for deep and healthy meditation, as well as practical insights in to God's will for human existance.

Thank you!! :)

FCB said...

Thank you Joseph and Mel, I'm glad you both like this practical quote. Sadly, so much of the negative and ego is within the church. I'm afraid it is a high standare to live up to but the benefits to others and oneself are nealy incalculable.
So they tell me :)