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January 12, 2013

The birth of 'Universal Humans'


I visited my brother’s neighborhood during the Christmas holiday. Someone in his neighborhood organized purchasing and delivering luminaria to all the families in the neighborhood so everyone could line their property with these beautiful lanterns on Christmas evening. Universal Humans!

On Facebook a friend told of another friend stopping on her way to work because she saw smoke. Going in, she saved eight people from a house fire. She stayed and kept them warm in her truck afterward until the Red Cross arrived. Universal Humans.

Look for them; the more we look, the more we will see. The more we see, the more there will be. Look for people helping others, not needing to win or be ahead of others, not afraid of losing. Look for those who are loving and appreciative and generous. They are everywhere.

Happy Birthday Universal Humans! We’re glad you are here!


The Rev. Shipley Allinson is the pastor of Unity on the River, Amesbury.

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