A Day in the Life

Homeschooling and Medieval Living

Human Salvation

on January 28, 2013

“The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.”

–Vaclav Havel

What have you seen lately that gives you faith in the possibility that humans could save “this human world”?

What is altruism? Well, according to Google, it is “the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.” I could not think of any altruistic happenings so I Googled altruism. I found an interesting story about the “Layaway Angels”. Apparently, around Christmas time, there were several people nationwide who walked into a local K-Mart and paid off various layaways. They did this completely anonymously. Things like this happen more often than people think. I used to work at a doughnut shop in a small town. So many times, someone would go through the drive thru and pay for the person behind them. They said they were “paying it forward”. My mother has been in a restaurant eating her dinner. When she asked the waiter for the check, he said that her bill had already been paid. this has happened twice. These may seem like such small gestures, but the mean so much to both the giver and receiver. I think altruism, and through it Salvation, are alive in the world. I also think it will be people like those here who will save this human world. I have received so much when I am down. Last night, I was feeling lonely and a little down. My finances are in bad shape and I really needed a friend to talk to. Out of the blue, my best friend calls me. She took the time to think of me and let me know that she loves me and thinks I am wonderful. I love her so much. She had no idea that I needed her. She just called because she loves me. In yesterdays post, I wrote of my mother. I wrote how she gives and loves like she will never be hurt. Both of these women have shown me first-hand how kind and loving people can be. These two women have been my light, my rock, and my inspiration. I will try to do right by them. I will be as altruistic as I can. I will be a beacon and I will be a part of the salvation of this human world.

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