July 25th -
We are safe within the common welfare, in the company of our fellows we are rescued from loneliness. Many times, we can be distracted by self-centered concerns; we can be delivered from these short-sighted worries. We may think that if we don’t go after what we want we will somehow get cheated. Fear of lack has always been a problem. We remember that as part of a greater whole, we are invested in the benefit of that greater thing. Our escape from the egocentric is concentric movement from within to without. It is not that our own needs are not important or even that the needs of the larger are more important; it is that the common needs are our own needs. The common welfare is an aspect of goodwill. Goodwill is always what is best for everyone, everything involved. Goodwill smiles on us with love and tenderness, deeply and dearly giving everyone the opportunity for good.