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New Meetup: The Uphill Path

From: yousuf
Sent on: Friday, January 1, 2010 10:10 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Quran Discussion Group!

What: The Uphill Path

When: January 3,[masked]:30 PM

Brookville Reformed Church
2 Brookville Road
Brookville, NY 11545

If you would like to join us by phone, please type "by phone" with your rsvp.

Sura 90 Ayas 8?16

"Have We not given him two eyes, a tongue, and two lips?

And shown him the two paths?

But he does not attempt to take the uphill path.

And what will explain to you what the uphill path is?

It is to free the oppressed,

Or to feed in times of hunger an orphan related to you or the helpless down in the dust.

Only then will you be among those who have faith, those who support each other on the path of patience and compassion."

Every day we have the choice of taking the easy way out of a situation or doing what our conscience points to, which is usually a more difficult path. In what we plan to do today, whether at work, in the family, as a volunteer, or in a social setting, we can think of doing just enough to get by, or we can stretch ourselves to do the best possible. We can either have minimal expectations of ourselves or we can demand more from ourselves than others expect.

Those who always make the difficult choice of doing more than expected are the ones who grow in their capabilities, and who develop the faith that they can make a difference the world. In choosing our long-term goals, we also can select between a self-centered life versus one that makes a commitment to social justice and uplift the less fortunate. The concept of the uphill path will be discussed in our meeting. What are the barriers to it, and how we can train ourselves to always take it are the practical questions to be discussed.

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