Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrec #PREJUDICE #FrLeo


“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.”

–Henry David Thoreau

Prejudice divides people and feeds upon anger, resentment and fear.
Today I can see that my prejudices stemmed from my seeing in others
what I disliked in myself. I hated people who appeared “weak” because
I knew that I was weak and vulnerable. I hated people who were
“different” because I knew there were parts of me that were different
from how I appeared. I hated the people who stood up for their
principles and talked about their feelings because, as a drunk, I never
really had any principles and I couldn’t get in touch with my feelings.

Today I try to talk about my prejudices and overcome them. A
knowledge of those people I disliked has proven useful in slowly
overcoming my prejudices.

Teach me to locate myself in my criticism of others.
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