Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 reminder: Good Will toward men

This is the good seed God sowed on the day the Messiah was born:  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

The ancient Chinese wisemen searched for such Glory and yearned for the peace on earth they envisioned in their heart.  They pen down these 6 steps of attainment: 诚意sincere will, 正心upright heart, 修身disciplined self , 齐家harmonized family, 治国well governed nation,平天下Peace on earth.

Herber V. Prochnow in his 700 Illustrations & ideas for Speakers, p128 translated as such: " If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.  If there is beauty in the character, there will be love in the home.  If there is love in the home, there will be order in the nation.  If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world".  Yet prior to the righteous heart, there is an sincered alignment of the will. Aligned to the highest God in His glory.

It is easy to memorize the concise Chinese proverb.  So make it your 2015 reminder.

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