What Motivates Us to Promote the Greater Good?

In writing about the role of religion in America’s pluralistic society, President Barack Obama states: “The particular faith that motivates each of us can promote a greater good for all of us. Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together to feed the hungry and comfort the afflicted; to make peace where there is strife and rebuild what has broken; to lift up those who have fallen on hard times.”

But what is it that calls us, people of faith, to reach out beyond ourselves and our families to help others?

Despite the favorite theories espoused by skeptics, men and women are motivated by more that personal survival.  And no it is not simply survival of the fittest or pack instinct.

It is part of each of us to seek the survival of all.

It is beautifully expressed in this video from www.scientology.org

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