The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: Yesterday evening, I was privileged to be part of a gathering of individuals who came together to share their work with the marginalized… Continue reading The quality of mercy is not strained
My time as a full-time student brought the worst set of results I have ever received over the past few years, and the irony of the situation was not lost on me, even as I was feeling lousy over this rather bemusing episode. The semester started innocuously enough, with an enthusiastic instructor who told many long… Continue reading What do grades mean?
Nearing the end of 2011, a friend shared the 365grateful project on Facebook, started in 2008 by a lady who was really down. She was told then that the secret to happiness was reflection and gratitude, which led her to record each night something about the day that she was thankful for. Soon, she began… Continue reading 一颗感恩的心 A grateful heart
I live next to a primary school, and that did not mean much until recently. This is in part due to the fact that I now spend more time at home, after stopping full-time work, which meant that I actually do ‘see’ and ‘hear’ more of what the school is doing. Yes, the block of… Continue reading Living next to a primary school
Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God In the precept class just past, a classmate shared Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” This simple verse not… Continue reading Reflections on service 反思侍奉的道路