Monday, July 24, 2006

Some of the same values?

[I had my reservations as to whether or not I would get along with these Brethren, so I got to work on it]

I may not have the same beliefs as you... nor may I be seeking the same objective, but, after learning more about you, I believe we might share some of the same values:

"Advocating Justice, Working for Peace, Serving Basic Human Needs, Maintaining the Integrity of Creation.

"Sharing and examining personal beliefs and values with the intent of growing in understanding of self, others and God.

"Learning ways to live simply and responsibly with the world’s limited resources.

"Becoming more aware of people and situations throughout the world, including responsibilities of membership in the global family.

"Exploring ways to enable personal and societal change that embody mutuality and nonviolence."

—Adapted from Goals of Brethren Volunteer Service

And... respecting each other.

I'll be going into this new experience looking for more than just a volunteer position, I'll want to become part of BVS, to fit-in and join-in, and give it my all in the spirit of the day.

Reporting from the underground...

Stan Morris


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