This article series was conceived as a single article centred on basic human values, but as I pondered the richness of being human, the subject has grown out of all proportion with my limited mind, and into proportion with our human divine calling to be like God.
It now has become a quest for me to touch the finger of God, as so vividly and inspiringly portrayed by the painting of Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel where Adam reaches out to touch the finger of God.
It is thus with great humility that I take this excursion and pilgrimage into this holy domain where we might even touch the face of God - an honour beyond my wildest dreams.
All I want in life is to be a human and to be treated as such - with kindness and compassion. I might add a lot of other niceties or nice to haves like respect, love, empathy, appreciation and charity, but on closer inspection I find that they are all included under kindness and compassion. Why are two such simple traits or notions so difficult to achieve? Can they be achieved at all in the coldness of our present civilization? Shall we not go back to the Victorian era of respect and kindness without the cosmetics and superficiality?
Only human again
We'll go waltzing those old one-two-three’s
We'll be floating again!
We'll be gliding again!
Stepping, striding as fine as you please
Like a real human does
I'll be all that I was
On that glorious morn
When we're fin'lly reborn
And we're all of us human again!