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Respect begets respect

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Respect begets respect

There’s something wrong with a world inhabited by people who have no respect for one another. Here are two stories about this:

A rich lady went to a beauty parlor, put her expensive handbag on the chair beside her, pulled a chair close to her, covered it with a towel and loudly said, “I don’t want my white bag stained with any dye, because it’s more expensive than a man’s soul!”

She obviously doesn’t see a person’s spiritual spark emanating from the Supreme Father. She places more value on temporary material objects than on man’s spiritual worth!

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The other story: When Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was still a bishop, he attended an affair in Malacañang Palace wearing a polo barong, but forgot to wear a clerical collar. A security guard thought he was a driver and ordered him, “Go sit with the other drivers”—and he did!

When a member of the welcoming committee saw him, he was asked, “Bishop, what are you doing there?” Tagle replied, “This is where the security guard told me to sit.” Lesson learned: Every visitor deserves to be welcomed—and with respect!

June 21 is International Yoga Day. Yoga is about forging a union with the Supreme Father and His children. We are enlightened beings covered by temporary bodies that hide our true beauty. Let us respect one another, and live in peace and harmony!

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