Daily Leadership Message
The Q resists the temptation of the flesh that hinders his Accceleration
The Jester is that tempting thing of the flesh that sneaks up on a man and causes him to stumble.
Every man’s Jester is different, but we all have one, and all of us (every single one) is prone to stumble unless we keep a sharp lookout for him. To do so, we must first recognize that the Jester is a liar, a master liar. He must be to keep ahold of us, for what man, seeing clearly the wreckage the Jester plans for his life, would allow him to draw close? Nobody. The Jester lies his way into our lives because he has to.
Luckily for us, while the Jester is a devious liar, he is not that creative. His lies fall into a discernible pattern, and always have, for nothing changes under the sun.
JESTER: The temptation of the flesh that hinders the Q’s Acceleration. (Q1.5).
It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
- “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Daily Storytelling Time
Testing for gossip
In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”
“Hold on a minute”, Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”
“That’s right”, Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”
“No,”,the man said, “Actually I just heard about it and …”
“All right”, said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”
“No, on the contrary.”
“So”, Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him, but you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really.”
“Well”, concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?”