Monday, February 22, 2010

It IS All About Me! And you, and you and you---

So often we hear, in a critical way, that someone is described as being egocentric, or an egoist or egotist or something along those lines. The definition contains the negatives pushing it into the selfish end of the spectrum. Let's think about what "all about me" really means.

I am thinking that it not only is, but should be, all about each one of us. We need to be concerned with how we relate to the rest of the world and to our God. If we don't concern ourselves with those relationships, they either won't exist or they won't develop or they will have a negative effect.

God didn't formulate the Commandments for everyone else. He sent them to me. He sent them to you. And the Beatitudes didn't suggest that you tell your neighbor to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless. He meant for us, or me or you to do it individually.

St. Frances de Sales said "Go out to all the world and spread the good news using words only when necessary." Or something like that. Anyway, what he means of course is that our example is what counts--each of us individually--and that actions speak louder than words.

What I'm trying to get across is that we have a critical year of politics facing us and that we should not be so concerned with winning that we forget that we should be acting in such a way as to win friends and influence people (Andrew Carnegie) with positive goals for our citizens and country.

This is going to be a very difficult year, but we shouldn't lose our dignity, integrity, character and hope. We need to cooperate with the Tea Party, but not sell our souls for victory. We need to make them see that both of us need to put candidates in the primary under the Republican label so we can win in November.

Good night--
God bless..........

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