On the bottom of the front screen of my cell phone there is a daily message from my security software provider.
You are protected. No problems detected.
Yes, my phone is protected against hackers, robocalls and malicious attacks. My home is protected by security cameras and motion detectors. There are no problems detected.
Yet, where is the software that I could wrap around my family, my friends and others so that all of us are protected in the world today? The only software that I know is loving compassion, kindness and respect for all beings.
It is important to care. It is important to connect.
We have to help those in need regardless of our feelings about them. We feel good helping those we like or the people whom we think deserve to be helped. It’s harder but still essential to help the people who dislike us or resent us or are indifferent to us.*
I find this to be true and worth remembering as I consider my actions in helping others.
There is much to be done.
*Where I read this, I don’t know. Sitting in my chair by my fireplace reading and sipping coffee, I was moved to record this thought but neglected to cite the souce. My apologies to the author.