Random acts of senseless kindness

Today is the Feast of Pentecost. One of the stories from Fr. Bob’s homily today was taken from a real life event that occurred at Bakersfield College in California. Fr. Bob used the story to illustrate the powerful effect we have when we bless others. This week I’ve been reading Thich Nhat Hanh’s book , “The Energy of Prayer,” and thinking of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha and the endless cycle of violence in Iraq and elsewhere. The story of Dr. Chuck Wall at Bakersfield College and how by the simple turn of a phrase it is possible to change the world. Therefore I’m asking that if you read this blog that you commit a random act of senseless kindness and that you continue to commit these acts with the hope that in doing so you might convince others to do the same. Politicians can only start wars they cannot stop them because they are too worried about getting reelected. Stopping violence and war is our business and only by practicing radical random acts of senseless kindness can we super charge the world in such a way as to effect change. Pay it forward. Join me. We can change the world. You will no doubt find others committed to random acts of kindness and one act and one day at a time we can end war. We can turn the swords into plowshares.

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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