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Jesus, when he walked the earth, told us “what you do to the least of them, you do to me.” This is simple and very effective teaching on the oneness of all life.
There are no “least of them” except in our opinions – so let’s be clear about that.
We’re one with everyone – not even equal to, but ONE WITH. United with. Everyone. And Jesus. All are One.
So often in life, we see that it’s easy to treat the poorest people poorly. Or we can disregard and disrespect the folks who don’t speak so clearly or dress well, or whatever it is that we disapprove of or are put off by.
It’s okay to be mean to telemarketers.
At least it is for most people.
When I get a call from a number I don’t recognize and I suspect it might be a telemarketer I like to answer with, “Hello, my love.” I like saying that. It feels good to me. Usually, it’s an automated call, and so I don’t get to say it to an actual live person, but sometimes I do. And sometimes it’s someone who actually knows me, but their number isn’t on my phone.
I find that I can’t go wrong answering my phone that way. Sweet.
It’s so easy to get annoyed with strangers.
I have a friend who used to have to go to Kinkos all the time to get printing done for presentations and when she didn’t like the work done she could sometimes be less than kind. I remember one time she told me she felt she had to drive back to the Kinkos late at night to apologize for how she had treated the people there.
Look, we need to do what we need to do to get right with ourselves. And it’s worth it. It’s never a mistake to make amends or apologize.
It develops humility and that’s REQUIRED if you’re interested in spiritual awakening. And I know you are.
Being able to make that U-turn is part of our spiritual practice and it opens up the flow of Love and brings SO MANY benefits. We can’t go wrong with holding EVERYONE in our hearts with Love. Yay!
We can be kind to develop humility or we can be humiliated. Which do you prefer? Please share in the comments below!