Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission RISKING YOUR LIFE A few years ago Devere Baker, with a crew of three, succeeded in landing on the island of Maui after having drifted 69 days on a...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Sail On

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission On the day his crew threatened mutiny and the storm damaged his ships, Columbus wrote in his diary five words, “This day we sailed on.” The ocean of...
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 ONLY ONCE The sudden death of a friend makes us realize that our life on earth is short. We do well to think of the words of Phillips Brooks,...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Fighting The Problem A certain teacher repeatedly admonished his class, "Don't fight the problem." What he means is that the energy spent in worrying about the problem should be spent in...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIFE’S NEEDS Emerson said the needs of life are much fewer than most people realize. We need someone to love and be loved so that we can share our...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Feeling Trapped

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Two skeletons were hanging in a closet. One said, “You know, if we had any guts, we’d get out of here.” Some people feel trapped in life. Bitter...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The ocean of life Not long ago Florentino Daz, an adventurous Filipino young man, got in a small boat in Kewalo Basin in Honolulu, and ventured out on a...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Immature adults It is a tragedy that many adults are immature. The man who “blows his top” when breakfast is not ready when he happens to be ready is...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Human Beings A child heard the term “human beings” but could not grasp its meaning. His mother explained, “It means all of us — father, mother, brother, sister, our neighbors; everyone...

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