Monday, January 14, 2013

Twitter wisdom from Mayor Cory Booker

Newark, NJ mayor, Cory Booker will headline CitySquare's annual community breakfast on Thursday, April 18, 2013.  More details will follow. 

For now, consider the string of wisdom that the good mayor posted to Twitter recently.  Each entry reveals something grand about the heart of this special leader:

When they heap scorn upon you, love them for helping you discover your resiliency.

When they doubt you, love them for giving your dreams greater courage.

When they point out your faults, love them for their accuracy.

When they wound you, love them for showing you your capacity to forgive.

When they try to stop you, love them for making your resolve even stronger.

When they cast you into darkness, love them for helping you discover your inextinguishable light.

And when your love has conquered the impossible challenge, invite them to stand with you so they too can see love’s power and possibility.


Anonymous said...

When they puke on you, thank them for the free meal

Larry James said...

Hard to understand the mentality of someone who would post something like you did, Anon 6:20. One reason I allow comments, all comments, is to reveal the hatred and small-mindedness of so many. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

One reason for my post is to gather your response. Now let me see - your response is full of hatred and is extremely judgmental - hardly what one expect from an"X" man of the cloth. Pitiful

Larry James said...

Anon, you mistake aversion, recognition and disappointment for hatred. Now I understand at your own admission that your motive is entrapment. Nice. BTW, I'm still a "man of the cloth." The one I follow dealt more harshly with opponents like you than I.

Anonymous said...


Your comments really are beyond the pale, and reveal a deep sickness, sadness, or something else terribly amiss.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I thought Larry's response was simply honest and downright kind considering the crudity and admitted purpose of the comment.