Monday, July 30, 2012

Just do right (from "Spirit & Truth")

Just do right
Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone but will have lived a noble live that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” Marcus Aurelius

It’s so simple and so obvious: Just do right. If there is a Higher Power that is good, it will respond to and reward goodness. If there is such a Power and it isn't good, then it doesn't deserve to be worshiped (and should even be resisted!). And if there is no such Power, then having lived a good life means life was lived well and will be remembered fondly by our loved ones. In every scenario, the point remains the same...just do right!

Not for reward, not for fear of punishment, not to win favor or to avoid cosmic wrath, but simply for righteousness’ sake, I choose to live with compassion, integrity, honesty, and generosity. Amen.

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