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...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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...
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....
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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

True Success

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission We often think of success in terms of money one has accumulated or fame one has attained. But here is a definition of true success: “He has achieved...
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 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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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...

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