Ham on who is my neighbor
David G. Schlundt, Ph.D.
schlundg at ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu
Tue Dec 31 01:17:14 PST 1996
Ham: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I greet you all this evening.
We are pleased with your experience with the Charlotte group, they are
happy that we visited them. In the future, we will all get together
again in order to help facilitate their teacher's transmissions. We
are happy that you all are coming together tonight in joy and in
celebration of friendship and togetherness. We are very pleased with
the progress you have all endured.
Tonight, I wish to speak briefly about neighborliness. The question,
who is your neighbor, now extends across great distances. People are
not isolated in small community groups the way they once were and so
your friendship base tends to be those who share common interests,
though they be spread across wider geographic distances. Friends and
neighbors are important contacts. You are no longer restricted to
having neighbors who just happen to live in your communities. So the
sense of neighborliness is even greater with those with whom you share
common spiritual aspirations, or common professional interests. This
is helping humans feel less isolated and less estranged in their
communities because they are in touch with those with whom they have
more to share. The communications revolution, by helping to
facilitate the understanding of neighbor, will help to facilitate the
dawning of the brotherhood of man as well.
So, people are members of different groups which draw different people
together. The one is your physical neighborhood, where you may have
nothing much in common with those near you except physical proximity.
Another is professional groups, where you may be physically separated,
but you are drawn together by your common work. And another is
religious groups, where people are drawn together who share religious
assumptions. All these groups bring you in contact with a wide
variety of people. And this shared sense of neighborhood is wonderful
for the freedom that it allows you and the closeness and friendliness
that it facilitates.
For our purposes, we must bring to each group the same sense of love
and understanding and tolerance. For every person has a story, and
every person has something to teach you. Rebecca is quite tired, but
i will answer a few short questions.
David G. Schlundt, Ph.D. (615)322-7800
Associate Professor of Psychology (615)343-8449 Fax
Vanderbilt University schlundg at ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
301 Wilson Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
Effort does not always produce joy, but there is no happiness without intelligent effort.
The Urantia Book
Paper-48 Section-7 Para-2 Page-556 Line-7 Para-2
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