Saturday, July 9, 2016

Working Away w/Notations For the W-End.....

Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away.   He was not well known in the West--and I personally was  not  as aware of him as I should have been until I saw reports of his passing that was widely reported around the World.    He was 92 years old.

He was the founder of Pakistan's largest welfare organization.   When I saw the headline in Saturday's New York Times about deeming him Pakistan's "Mother Teresa", it prompted me to check on him.   It was striking to me that he only had 868 Entries in Google and 79 Entries in Bing.    As I read the reporting in +i24news EN, It struck me that he only owned 2 pieces of clothes.     It is the story of such people that gives me a sense of optimism and hope.      

As I was working away, I helped finish off a View of the Week on a sense of hope I was talking about--what John Legend is trying to do with the inmates in California was so moving.   These thoughts reminded us all of what we must embrace and be aware thanks to the great work +Jonathan Huie does:  

Jesus preached more and taught more about helping
the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Jesus said: "When you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind.
And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you."
- Luke 14:13-14

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Helping & Love....lessons to be remembered by us all....

Wishing all a fabulous Sunday & a fantastic Week......

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