“Out of the strain of the doing, into the peace of done” – Julia Louise Woodruff.
A few years ago, I was attending a seminar. I don’t remember what it was about or anything except we were asked by the moderator to list five things that described who we were. I recall that my number one answer was “human being”. I was totally shocked that of all the people in the room, I was the only one who thought of myself first, as a human being.
I remember pondering the situation later and decided that this was one of things wrong with society today—the fact that we don’t look into the face of each person we meet and see them as a human being first. The fact that we don’t think of ourselves first as a human being still baffles me.
If we did think of ourselves in this manner, all bigotry could end. There would be no racial problems, no religious problems, no gender problems.
I think we should start a new movement and it be a movement to become human beings.