Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quotable Quote

Three things are necessary for a relationship that increases wholeness. We call them the three aspects of right relationship. They are:

Reverence
Goodwill
Justice

Reverence is acknowledging the presence of the transcendent in people and things and inquiring into their larger meaning and purpose.

Goodwill is wanting people and things to express their transcendent meaning and purpose and move toward wholeness.

Justice is giving people and things what they need to be whole, not what we think they deserve for failing to be whole.

These three things are the foundation of all right relationship with self, others, the transcendent and nature. 

— from Stepping Up: Wholeness Ethics for Prisoners and Those Who Care About Them.

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