May I

Yesterday was a tale of two worlds — time in a high school with truly promising students and then watching the telecast from Washington D.C.

Writing something inspirational and positive today strains me in so many ways.

I’m quoting a leader from the past, Eusebius, who wrote and hoped the following:

May I be no one’s enemy. and may I be the friend of that which is eternal, and abides.

May I never quarrel with those nearest me: and if I do may I be reconciled quickly.

May I love, seek and attain only that which is good.

May I wish for all persons’ happiness and envy none.

May I never rejoice in the ill-fortune of one who has wronged me.

When I have done or said what is wrong, may I never wait for the rebuke of others, but always rebuke myself until I make amends.

May I win no victory that harms me or my opponent.

May I reconcile friends who are angry with one another.

May , to the extent of my power, give all needful help to my friends and all who are in want.

May I never fail a friend who is in danger.

When visiting those in grief, may I be able by gentle and healing words, to soften their pain.

May I respect myself.

May I keep tame, that which rages within me.

May I accustom myself to be gentle, and never be angry with people because of circumstances.

May I never discuss who is wicked and what wicked things he has done. but know good men and follow in their footsteps’

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