Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission PARENTAL DELINQUENCY Honolulu Police Chief Dan Liu's candid observation: "Our problem is not so much one of juvenile delinquency as it is of parental delinquency." Actually there is no...
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Extras

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “The joy of life is in its extras, the lovely things we do, the kind words we say, beyond what is expected of us.” Yes, it is the...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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 A thorn in the flesh To have to face life with a handicap, a constant thorn in the flesh, a cranky boss, a nagging wife, a thoughtless husband, an...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Our Turn Almost every day we read of the death of someone we know. We are prompted to reflect, “Will my life be similarly cut short?” We all tend...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A Long Headache Masefield is credited with this line: “Life’s a long headache in a noisy street.” We often get caught up in the incidentals of daily existence and...
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To Die Is An Adventure

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Sir James M. Barrie said, “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” Life after death cannot be proved. But that ought not to disturb us. The things...
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Humanity Is One

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Confucianism teaches: “All within the four seas are brothers.” For Buddhism, “There is no caste in blood, which runneth of one hue.” Christianity holds that “God hath made...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Be a forgetter Sometime ago a memory expert came to Honolulu to show people how to improve their memory. It is advantageous for us to have a good memory....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Only One Problem

In these days of pressure and tension, we are driven almost to distraction by our work. How many times have you thought as you went to bed, “How can I ever meet all the...

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