Rev. Paul Osumi

Do It Now

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission If you intend to speak a kind word, speak it now. If you intend to do a kind deed, do it now. If you intend to write a...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Handicap

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Do you have some handicap? Are you having a hard time? Stop pitying yourself. Accept your hand as it was dealt to you and play the game. Don’t...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Keeping Up With The Jonses

Many people lie awake at night worrying abougt how to make both ends meet. Rising prices and soaring taxes harass and annoy them. They try to stretch an income to obtain innumerable things they...
Rev. Paul Osumi

An Understanding Parent

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A parent’s prayer: “O God, teach me to understand my children, to listen to them patiently, and to answer all their questions honestly. Let me never nag; and...
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

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

What Is Life

“Life today is a hideous humdrum, a ghastly joke. Birth, toil, death and, at the end, a jump in the dark — nothing else.” On the contrary, life is largely what we make of...
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Money, Money, Money

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “Oh, money, money, money, thou art health and life and peace; he that hath thee can rattle his pockets at the devil.“ Can he? Can he rattle his...
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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....
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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...

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