Be a window rather than a mirror.
A rich miser was asked by a priest for a donation to help some poor people and was refused. The priest sighed and said, “Come to the window, Mr. Smith. Look out and tell me what you see.”
The miser looked and said, “People, what else?”
“Now come to this mirror, and look in, and tell me what you see.”
“Myself, what else?”
“There you are. The window is glass, the mirror is glass, but the mirror has a thin layer of silver on it. As soon as a little silver is added, you no longer see other people, you see only yourself.”
What a little ‘silver’ can do is really shocking. Judas, an efficient administrator who cared so well for the whole group, was transformed in to a traitor when a little silver was added. The history of humanity abounds with Judases mislead by a little silver.
Money makes man blind and egoistic. He does not any more see others or their needs. Be a window rather than a mirror.
Love is seeing God in the person next to you.
Knowledge is seeing God everywhere.
Expression of love is service.
Expression of joy is smile.
Expression of peace is meditation.
Expressing God is conscious action.
Instead of death and sorrow, let us bring peace and joy to the world