A pastor from Hong Kong was invited to give a sermon in
A woman from the congregation asked the pastor if it was right to give money to
get her son into an elite school. The pastor replied by saying: “Your son
getting into that elite school would also imply depriving another child of that
same opportunity you are seeking for your child.” China
A year later, the pastor met the same woman, who told him that her son had got into that elite school but without using her kwanxi or connection. The pastor then said to her: “See, God is in control; if you would just let Him.”
If you were the woman with the money and the kwanxi, would you have done differently?
Oneness of all life
The above is an illustration of oneness of all life, which is accepting and loving others based on the mindfulness of the inter-connection between people; that is to say, no man is an island, according to the poet John Donne. This mindfulness leads to love, and then to the awareness of the presence of God or that of a Higher Being. Love is the first step towards spirituality.
The oneness of all life is one of the basic laws of Nature: that is, we are all inter-connected with one another. This universal moral principle holds the key to true and lasting freedom in living. Without that freedom, we are forever living in human bondage that inhibits further development of the wellness of the body, the mind, and the soul. Without this wellness alignment, there is no wellness wisdom.
Copyright© by Stephen Lau