April 12, 2009

A history of kindnesses

I recall what the Queen said in her message last Christmas. That I liked the part about the unsung heroes among us who listen, and who make a multitude of small kindnesses an avalanche of kindness, in the end.

I wish more people would be kind. Ran across some evil people lately in the game of WoW. The kind of person who is quick to try to steal something from your guild bank and who only returned it when confronted that he'd taken it, without asking. Or the guy in a battleground who was so rude in saying "we don't need you, you're just a waste." So rude, so I just typed in /afk and was booted out of the BG. Who needs a "game" and really a battleground game within the game to be that unpleasant. Truly, I'd not like to hear from this person ever again.

God asks us to be kind, show love, show patience and generally try to follow his example. But this quote from Solzhenitsyn is far too true

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

We all carry evil and darkness in our hearts, I truly believe. It's only when we actively try to live God's ideals that we do small kindnesses to others.

Happy Easter to all.

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