Self-Sacrifice is important to the betterment of civilization as a whole. It is in our nature to sacrifice ourselves for a good cause, even though some people do not adhere to this notion. We Self-Sacrifice so we may get even greater blessings in our lives.
Self-Sacrifice is often necessary for the better good of our families and friends, for our communities and countries we live in. “President Obama was brought to tears during his speech – when discussing the loss of life in a mass shooting at an elementary school”, posted on January 5, 2016 by Universal Life Church Monastery. His sadness over the innocent Elementary School children who lost their lives in the pernicious slaughter there, was actually about gun control as a Self-Sacrifice that he thinks we must all necessarily make – for the betterment of the country.
This form of Self-Sacrifice is Spock-ish in nature “The good of the one outweighing the good of the lives of the many”.
The ‘good of the one outweighs the good of the many’ doctrine is about saving – “if only one life”; the rest of the lives must be sacrificed if they will not Self-Sacrifice themselves for the good of the one. If Mr. Spock was a real alien hearing President Obama’s words, he would have rationally raised one eyebrow so to show his total agreement with the President. Of course, it would have flabbergasted both Captain Kirk and Bones to the core of their humanity.
Humans are constituted as such. Humans, by their very nature, hold sacred each and everyone’s lives during a traumatic event such as a mass shooting at an Elementary School; not just one life. Just like depicted in Star Trek T.V. shows and movies, humans hold dear to the notion that “the good of the many outweigh the good of the one”. This because, it is in man’s nature to be the best he can be, and that no man be left behind (man as in human).
During a violent attack situation, our human self-preservation instincts automatically kick into gear to defend, protect, and save as many as humanly possible, and to leave no one behind. Courageous and brave men with honor, will go back into combat – even to this means to self-sacrifice their own lives if they have to . They will go back into Hell so to get the wounded, the weak, the sick, or even the one captured. This, so no man, woman, or child is left behind.
For a man/woman of honor, it is the ‘honorable’ thing to do. Brave men and women hold dear, and this to all cost to themselves, to the following spiritual principle: “the good of the many outweighs the good of the one”. Human life is extremely precious; when push comes to shove and battle ensues, good people leave no one behind… Not even children in a classroom, nor people celebrating a religious event that is not our own; not even a wife alone at home, nor a sick husband who has no self-defense to speak of anymore.
Gun Control has become a controversial issue dividing us into – two camps. In one camp, are those in favor of taking guns away from the average person; while in the other camp, are those who want to keep their guns. Both camps have this in common; both want to Self-Sacrifice themselves so to save lives! They differ in ‘the what’ the Self-Sacrifice should be, and in ‘the how’ to make it so.
In the camp of those in favor to take away guns from the average person, they believe that the Self-Sacrifice should be ‘to take away guns from the idiots that may or may not cause an accidental shooting’. In the camp of those who do not want their guns taken away from them, they believe that the Self-Sacrifice should be ‘to keep their guns – so they can immediately defend and protect the victims before a bad person can take them all down’. Both camps have this in common: both camps want to Self-Sacrifice themselves so to save lives.
In which camp do we find ourselves?
Self-Sacrifice in our daily lives
Self-Sacrifice in our daily lives is also often necessary. Actually, the average person performs many acts of Self-Sacrifice – every day. We do a Self-Sacrifice each morning by getting-up and going to work so to provide for those who depend on us, rather than sleeping-in each morning. Tired or not, we cook for our family so they may be fed.
We care for a sick or an elderly loved-one, so to encourage them to get better soon. We drive our children to school or to soccer practice, or to dance lessons – so to be of support to them along the way to their future. We take out a loan so to send our children to College – so they can go out into the world and make their own luck in life.
Self-Sacrifice for the good of our community
Self-Sacrifice for the good of our community is also necessary. Perhaps you can volunteer in a Soup Kitchen to feed the poor and the homeless. You can bring a bowl of soup to someone you know who is elderly or sick. You can give to a community organization who helps the widow and the orphan. You can buy a Christmas and a Birthday gift for a child in a wheelchair. You can volunteer to serve coffee at a cancer clinic.
We cannot solve all the woes in the world, but we can support and encourage those in need in our own communities and churches.
Self-Sacrifice as a Tarot Reader
Self-sacrifice as a Tarot Reader is a good thing too. Many Readers do free Readings from time to time, to give back to their clients – in secret and in a non-promotional way.
When we read on Facebook someone posting about a heart-wrenching situation in their life, we can privately offer to do a Reading about the situation they find themselves in. This would give them enlightenment and guidance through it all. Or even reduce our fee down to the amount that would be feasible for a College student.
Blessings of Self-Sacrifice
Blessings of Self-Sacrifice are uncountable; not only for the other people we help in this way, but also for ourselves.
A Self-Sacrifice is like a flower we plant in our garden; each flower representing another human being than ourselves. We plant the flower in the sunlight. We water and nourish it so it will grow in the sunlight. Then we pick our flowers, and they make us happy by their beauty.
Human beings are like as if flowers. They warm our hearts with their smiles. They love us back, making our Self-Sacrifice for their happiness well worth it all in the end!