Headline, March 01 2024/ ''' GOD'S -GREAT- GOSH '''


 GOSH '''

ON THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY - over the past many months, one esteemed Founder of !WOW! - Engineer Syed Hussan Ali has unceasingly talked of an edifice to my life's work in service of humanity.

Using Hussain's words : '' A point, a place, where the students of the world, from the worldover, can come, whenever they can, to pay respects by my side.'' He obviously spoke for the esteemed senior founder's of !WOW! : Rabo, Dee, Haleema, Salar, Zilli, Juniper, Sahar, Emaan, Zaeem, Sanan, Ahsen, Hamza, Vishnu. Haniya......... 

I hail, and am a direct descendant from a family of a long line of revered Patron Saints. And the Global Founder Framers, thought and considered it a sacred duty to express their bond of love, respect and honours right through to eternity.

The fragrance and taste of the Founders' very beautiful words and thoughts will always stay with me. Through thick and thin, through hell and fire, and at a great personal cost to each one, they stayed committed to build a new world.

'' May Almighty God, in his infinite blessings, ever extend his guidance and success to them. Amen! And may they ever be fearless and focused in the service of entire humanity. Amen!''    

CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES : '' I FIND THE GREAT thing in this world - is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. 

To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. ''

SUSAN SONTAG, in her 1978 essay '' Illness as Metaphor, '' described the kingdom of the ill'' - in which all have dual citizenship, in addition to the kingdom of the well.

WHEN I WAS AROUND 13 - MY GRANDPARENTS - NEARLY 90 years old, had reached the point that they could no longer perform some very basic functions independently.

My mother and father made it their mandate to help them, and I remember quite clearly my father taking my grandfather - his father-in-law - to the bathroom and, in several instances, helping him shower.

As a 13-year-old, I watched this distantly, perhaps too young to register how significant it was, that my dad was not required to help my grandfather, who was not his father, and could have left him to his indignity. But he didn't.

[ I don't mean to discount my mother's contributions., for she led the charge on behalf of her parents, but that's just it : They were not my father's blood. And yet he helped them.]

I have tried, for many years, to find words for this phenomenon. Maybe it isn't even a phenomenon. Maybe I am affected by a cynical bubble of a world where individuals have become so siloed that such kindness can seem indescribable.

But it has touched me, and it has changed me, and the word it all comes down to might be deceptively simple : GRACE.

Grace is a tricky concept to define. One definition among many others is '' courteous good will ''

But that does not encompass what I saw from my father. They were not merely being kind or merely tipping their hats. Perhaps my Catholic self is biased, but I like this definition from the catechism better :

'' Favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and eternal life. Grace is a participation in the life of God.''

As someone who could have paid more attention during high school religious classes, phrases like '' divine nature '' and '' children of God '' have always turned me off as inaccessible theological terms.

But as I grew older, the world becomes less literal, and I began to like these phrases, with their rounder, more ethereal shapes. It's accurate to say that my father gave me '' free and undeserved help.'' But I can't help feeling there is an added element :

Of self-sacrifice, of honor maybe even a little bit of the divine. People help one another all the time. But there is something else at work in moments like those I've experienced, moments when, in retrospect, there might have been a third party, silent but supportive, in the room with us.

J.D. Flynn, the editor-in-chief of the Catholic publication The Pillar, has two children with Down Syndrome, and he wrote recently about the grace he receives while caring for them.

'' These people require that I cast out into the deep - that in patience, and presence, and assistance. I go beyond where I wish to go, and beyond even where I can go, on my own,'' he writes.

'' Because here's the thing. Out there in the deep, beyond my own self-giving, that's where grace is. That's where I've found something that seems like joy.''

Giving it seems is a conduit to grace. And I hope that over all these many years, I have given to the Global Founder Framers of The World Students Society, and the students of the entire world, family, friends, admirers what has been so bountifully given to me.

Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes sums up best : '' The Man of action has the present, but the thinker controls the future.

The Honour and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Life and Living continues. The World Students Society thanks Valerie Pavilonis.

With the most respectful and loving dedication to Mankind, Leaders, Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

See You all prepare for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter X !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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