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2021-07-04 5:53 PM | Thomas

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
  --Pablo Casals, cellist, conductor, and composer (1876-1973)

(71:3.4-6) The ideal state functions under the impulse of three mighty and co-ordinated drives:
    1. Love loyalty derived from the realization of human brotherhood.
    2. Intelligent patriotism based on wise ideals.
    3. Cosmic insight interpreted in terms of planetary facts, needs, and goals.

(81:6.35) No national civilization long endures unless its educational methods and religious ideals inspire a high type of intelligent patriotism and national devotion. Without this sort of intelligent patriotism and cultural solidarity, all nations tend to disintegrate as a result of provincial jealousies and local self-interests.

(143:0.2) The people of southern Samaria heard Jesus gladly, and the apostles, with the exception of Judas Iscariot, succeeded in overcoming much of their prejudice against the Samaritans. It was very difficult for Judas to love these Samaritans.

(164:1.0)            1. Story of the Good Samaritan

    Pau Casals i Defilló, usually known in English by his Spanish name Pablo Casals, was a Spanish and Puerto Rican cellist, composer, and conductor. He is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century and one of the greatest cellists of all time. He made many recordings throughout his career of solo, chamber, and orchestral music, including some as conductor, but he is perhaps best remembered for the recordings of the Bach Cello Suites he made from 1936 to 1939. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy (though the ceremony was presided over by Lyndon B. Johnson).

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