SAVING LIVES

Leading a double life, Queen Esther risked all. to save some.

TOPIC 68.  What would you risk to save some? Who would you take the most risk for? Many would risk a great deal to saved loved ones.  The problem lies in the circles we draw around the other.

Purim is the story of a strong woman. She was a harem slave who became a Queen, then risked all to save the Jewish people.  Here is her story.

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STAYING STRONG TIP  This is for the world.  The more circles drawn around groups of people, the greater the danger of annihilation.  The only circle that should be drawn is one against violence and all should unite to contain those who kill for any reason but self-defense.

And yes, self-defense may seem muddy at times, but it is less muddy then one would think.  Moreover, some hold the power of life and death in their hands and brook no dissent from any source.

Those of us free to speak out need to be strong in our opposition to those who kill whether it be an individual or a despot or a group of despots.  I am particularly grateful for the freedom granted me by the simple virtue of having been born a citizen of the United States.

The more we know about the other, the weaker the fences dividing us.  Learn as much as you can about other religions, other cultures.  Spread kindness, condemn violence.

FUEL MY HOPES: Practice kindness and strengthen both of us.   Like, comment, or share. Kindness is an Emotional Fitness Exercise.  Click here for all 12 Daily Emotional Fitness Training Exercises.

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