Posts Tagged ‘Reward’

19 – The Mark

The Parable of the Mustard Seed seques surprisingly into the phrase in the Lord’s Prayer, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The meaning, at first shocking, becomes crystal clear as we begin to understand in a new way.

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07 – The Mark

The idea of doing good with no idea of reward for ourselves is an interesting concept. One we may imagine we live daily. Stripping away Imaginary I is a huge task if we can see through our pictures to Imaginary I.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.