A Pledge for Grateful Living

  • In thanksgiving for life, I pledge to overcome the illusion of ENTITLEMENT by reminding myself that everything is a gift and, thus, to live GRATEFULLY.
  • In thanksgiving for life, I pledge to overcome my GREED, that confuses wants with needs, by trusting that enough for all our needs is given to us and to share GENEROUSLY what i so generously receive.
  • In thanksgiving for life, I pledge to overcome APATHY by waking up to the opportunities that a given moment offers me and so to respond CREATIVELY to every situation.
  • In thanksgiving for life, I pledge to overcome VIOLENCE by observing that fighting violence by violence leads to more violence and death and, thus, to foster life by acting NON-VIOLENTLY.
  • In thanksgiving to life, i pledge to overcome FEAR which is the root of all violence by looking at whatever i fear as an opportunity and, thus, COURAGEOUSLY to lay the foundation for a peaceful future.

By Bro.David Steindl-Rast O.S.B.

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