Where do your morals come from — Your family? Your faith ? Your Philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them,or derive from a different source?
Beliefs about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior, in my case came from my parents, especially from my Mom. She spent a lot of time telling us how to behave with our elders, guests, teachers. We were always discouraged to say anything negative about these people.
My Mom always believed that teachers have a special place in our lives. They are the ones who give us knowledge, take time to explain things we do not understand, after our parents they look after our well-being for we spend most of the time during the day with them. Someone rightly said,”they are your second Mom.”
They (the teachers) deserve our respect, to not show respect to them is morally wrong.
I think we learn morality from our family and also our faith and educational institutions, to me it is a combination of all these that builds our character.
Our faith tells us to treat everyone equally regardless of their social status, we are created by God , who expects us to be kind to all His creation. While we all try most of the time sometimes we fall off the wagon because of outside influence which can make us ignore certain things which is inappropriate. Some of us do realize that inappropriate behavior towards anyone is wrong, we try to correct it because our conscience reminds us bad behavior makes us inhuman.
1. Once all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.
2. When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her.
3. Every night we go to bed, without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms to wake up.
4. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
5. We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.
6. On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 80 years old’…I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.
Have a happy day , live your life like the six stories. 🙂
Mike and Lynn Lewis Sherman,
Describe a memory or encounter in which you considered your faith, religion, spirituality–or lack of–for the first time.
My mom gave me a book of prayers , she checked off two she said was very helpful when I was in any kind of danger. I memorized both of them and felt confident these two would protect me.
I once told my uncle about them, he smiled and said, “here is another one, this one is short and will come in handy when you are nervous and forget the long ones.”
I am equipped with my three prayers to help me when I need them.
Once I was traveling to Dhaka (Bangladesh) in the middle of the night by train, there were other passengers, I was traveling alone, suddenly I saw a weird looking man showing his face on the window, I was so terrified I started saying the three prayers one at a time, when the train stopped at a station, he was told to get off from the train by the conductor. I was relieved I wouldn’t have to see his face again.
You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Share your your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?
I believe if one sincerely believes in God can in most circumstances help someone who needs it. I have tried to help my family by praying.
So far I must say I was successful, one of my family members applied for a scholarship, she wasn’t sure she’d get it. She asked me to pray. It took me ten days to complete the number of times I was supposed to repeat the prayer. She received the scholarship.
Another relative of ours lost his job, my husband and I and a few others joined to say the prayer, we were able to complete the prayer in a short time. The relative got back his job.
I cannot claim I have mystical powers but I’m certain, if anyone has true faith can succeed. It should be done for a good cause.
Describe a memory or encounter in which you considered your faith,religion,, spirituality— or lack thereof for the first time.
It is not the first time I did it, but several times. I do it because I know for sure my belief in God will always help me.
I prayed for my daughter to pass a very important exam, It took me ten days to do it, there is a short prayer I have to repeat one hundred twenty five times, after completing I asked God to help my daughter to pass the exam. I strongly believe my prayer will be answered.
I was very pleased my prayer was answered.
English: An analogue clock face without hands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.
The present only is our own,
So Live,Love,toil with a will
Place no faith in”Tomorrow”
For the clock may then be still.