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“Hands that serve humanity are a lot better than lips that talk of divinity”


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“Hands that serve humanity are a lot better than lips that talk of divinity.”  I found this quote on the website of Eric Kimani, the 2011-2012 Rotary International District Governor for Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. This fits my personal philosophy and is also inherent in the Unitarian Universalist principles (short form: deeds, not creeds) and is, of course, the way many of my friends feel, whether they are atheist, agnostic, Jewish, Buddhist, mainstream Christian, or Muslim.  Wow!  Did I omit anyone?  As I think of people I realize what a diverse group of friends I have!

Today’s economic  world makes contributions, whether in the form of money or time, difficult for all of us and most of us are very selective about the organizations to which we contribute.  As I have chatted with people I know well and with strangers about digging the Oltorotua wells and building the latrines, I am surprised at the interest people express and I am eager to actively begin to solicit funds, once our project is affiliated with a US tax-deductible charity.  Hopefully soon.

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