From Long Ago and Many Lands

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Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

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Page xi - The inherent worth and dignity of every person • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations...
Page 144 - MAN and his son were once going with their Donkey to market. As they were .walking along*" by its side a countryman passed them and said : " You fools, what is a Donkey for but to ride upon ? " So the Man put the Boy on the Donkey and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said : " See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides.
Page xi - TO AFFIRM AND PROMOTE: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which...
Page 105 - Did a son or daughter, a father or mother, die in your family ?" They answered her : "Alas ! the...
Page 208 - Do you think you deserve credit merely for loving those who love you? Even the sinners do that! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, is that so wonderful? Even sinners do that much! And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, what good is that? Even sinners will lend to their own kind for a full return.
Page xvi - ... -Aramaic, Italian, German, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, and so on; many will be familiar to parent-readers, many will be new. In their selection, the following principles were observed (successfully): they are stories that children from 7 to 9 will enjoy; they bear on the child's own living; they come from a "wide variety of different cultures, races and religions so that early in life, children may begin to feel some of the human universals that bind us together in a common world brotherhood.
Page xxix - Very excellent and very aged Sir," said the Emperor, "it is said that inside your walls no cross words arc ever spoken. Can this be true?" "Lord of ten thousand years," said Chang Kung, "you do my poor house far too much honor. It is true that my family does not quarrel, but it would please us greatly if you would consent to walk about our humble courts and judge for yourself.
Page xxix - Now it so happened that the Emperor was about to make a journey to the Western Hills, to a place not far from the home of Chang Kung.
Page xxix - He wrote the word a second time and a third time. He wrote the word over and over until he had written it one hundred times. Then with a low bow, he placed the tablet in the hands of the Emperor. "You have written many words," said the Emperor, "but at the same time you have written only one word.
Page 148 - What have I lost?" the man asked, angrily. "Why, if you had killed me, as you intended, you would have found inside of me a huge pearl, as large as a goose's egg, and you would have been a wealthy man forever.

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Richard S. Gilbert
Limited preview - 2005

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