I Believe

As relentlessly as we may try, we cannot think one thing and experience something else. Everyone that sincerely loves others is borne of God. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. If there is disagreement between what the secular world says and what God says, there is no contest. It is better not to live than not to love. It is not easy to understand what people might become. Let our conversation be without covetousness; be content with such things as we have.
Life is not a holiday but an education. Life is the gift of God and enjoyed most by those who obey God’s commandments. Love is the universal language that is understood by all.

No worse fate can befall a person in this world than to live and grow old alone, unloving, and unloved. One of the greatest things we can do in this world is to be kind to someone. Right thinking is the choice we have to make for ourselves for the rest of our life. Showing favoritism with people on any basis is a sinful act. Sincerity is the greatest secret of personal influence. The four prerequisites for unity are humility, love, spirit, and mercy.
The greatest thing in the world is LOVE. The only journey is the journey within. Think not of others’ faults; look for what is good. We can avoid reality, but we cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.

Self-reflection is always a good exercise. What I believe is a work in progress, not limited to these statements and subject to change. What do YOU believe?

Daniel Taddeo

Longtime Parma Hts. resident and educator in the Parma School district.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 8:56 AM, 06.01.2020