Saturday, March 26, 2022


Kindred,


According to Confucius, rulers have a sacred responsibility to rule virtuously.


The most important virtue is humanity or "ren", 仁.  


It is "ren", the connection to humanity, the generosity of spirit in benevolence which leads to all that is virtuous (in a person and a leader).  


Humanity is the foundation of his five virtues, 五常.  


Without humanity, we are devoid of morals, devoid of humanness, a castrated human and not a person; and certainly not a qualified leader.    


We have a responsibility to care for humanity and be stewards of the earth, not just for ourselves, but our neighbors.  


And we must do so with love, respect and kindness, not hatred, fear and oppression.  


What is a measure of a man, of a person?  


Is it the size of his purse, his house, land or conquests?  


The measure of a person is in his or her character, deeds and virtues.  


The measure is what the Lord will Judge and not by anything you cannot take with you when you die.  



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