Rev. Paul Osumi

Mud or Stars

“Two men looked out of the prison bars. One saw mud and the other stars.” Life can be mud or stars depending on your outlook. If you have eyes only for criticism you can...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission BROTHERHOOD We often talk glibly about “building bridges of understanding” around the world. However, brotherhood ought to begin at home on a person-to-person basis. We must cultivate friendships with...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Faith In Humanity

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Every year the men of the 27th Wolfhound Infantry at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, invite a child from a Japanese orphanage in Osaka, Japan, as their guest of honor....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Wrinkles in the Heart

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A speaker warned his audience, “Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart.” It is not shameful to have wrinkles in the face....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The Way To Love “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” As we meditate over it we will come to see its truth....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The Art of Sitting Quietly In her book, “Gift from the Sea,” Anne Lindbergh tells how she goes apart from the world to a quiet beach where she can...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission BACKACHE NOW After working all day a man was seen playing baseball with his son. The friend, looking over the fence, queried him, “Bill, aren’t you tired?” The man...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission How To Die A group of soldiers was being entertained before leaving for the war front. One of them asked, “Will any of our friends here tell us how...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission NAGGING If you want to make your home an unhappy place, nag. If you want to drive your husband or wife away from you, nag. If you want your...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A NECESSARY EVIL Many persons do not succeed in their work because they look upon it as something to be endured, not enjoyed; a necessary evil, not an opportunity...

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