Friday, February 16, 2007

Seeing Past the Labels

Dr. Stanley Jones told a man that he had accepted an invitation to give an address to a meeting of Theosophists.

“How on earth would you address Theosophists,” he asked Stanley Jones.

E. Stanley Jones replied, “I never address Theosophists. I always address men and women!”

This wise, seasoned speaker ignored outward labels and appearances and sought to speak directly to the human need, which is the same in Theosophists, communicators, shopkeepers or scientists. The same needs, fears, hopes, loves and desires jostle within us all.

Image: E. Stanley Jones