The Popemobile: why?
God works in mysterious ways…so best be safe, and avoid martyrdom.
Seriously: it’s no contradiction to care for oneself and serve others.
That said, to be serious, there’s the whole notion of God’s plan not counteracting free will, and it is, of course, best to be commonsense and protect oneself from known danger if one is doing good work.
So is it a contradiction to want to live well and long and serve others? Perhaps too much wealth is selfish, but taking care of oneself so that one may be of service certainly is not.
Let’s remember: “The pope used to ride in an open car prior to the 1981 assassination attempt.” There’s plenty of crazies out there. Best be safe.
hot on elephant
Elephant Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide 636 shares A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 519 shares Waylon’s favorite Ethical Gifts. 9 shares Join: Elephant’s Winter 2017 Academy. 27 shares Trevor Noah just won my Respect. 2,532 shares December Forecast: Letting Go of 2016 & Leaning into 2017 with Love. 6,133 shares Year of the Fire Rooster 2017: What to Expect. 586 shares How to Say Goodbye to that almost-great Love. 1,455 share For the Women who are Trying to Do & Be Everything to Everyone. 2,956 shares How to Say “F*ck it” to Fear & Anxiety (& Start Living your Life!). 827 shares