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If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,


I shall not live in vain;


If I can ease one life the aching,


Or cool one pain,


Or help one fainting robin


Unto his nest again,


I shall not live in vain.

By dissecting this poem, we discover:

  • “Stop one heart from breaking.” 
As caregivers, preventing heartbreaks is an impossible task.
  • “Ease one life from aching.” 
Compared to the previous line, easing someone’s suffering is possible.
  • “Cool one pain.” 
Pain is described as hot.
  • “Help one fainting robin unto his nest again”- help someone who is lost find their way.
  • “Shall not live in vain.” 
As caregivers, our work is not in vain if we follow the basic themes in this poem.

  • Compassion

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Humility

Humility: accepting ourselves and others just as we are—with limitations, vulnerabilities, and imperfections included—as equally valuable and beloved by God without having to prove our worth by what we accomplish, what we own, or what we do right. 



Humility is about slipping underneath judgements by which we limit ourselves and one another to love and act fearlessly with power and authority.

  • Excellence

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Humanity is Indivisible

When former Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek found out he’d be awarded the Peace Prize of the Association of German Publishers in 1985 for his efforts in reconciling Arabs and Jews, he chose Manfred Rommel, mayor of Stuttgart, Germany and son of General Erwin Rommel, to present him the prize.

Upon accepting the prize, Kollek said, “Who would have imagined that the Field Marshal’s son and I would meet in the peaceful profession of being mayors? Isn’t that a symbol of peace—our theme here tonight?”

In the face of fanaticism and intolerance, there is a need for a deep belief in humanistic Jewishness: treat all people with the same respect and in the same manner.

This isn’t always recognized, especially among groups who only think of themselves and overlook the interests of others. According to Jewish belief, however, humanity is indivisible.

  • Compassion

Submitted by Mission Team

Build a Better World

You can’t build a better world without improving the individuals. We must work on improving ourselves, and at the same time, share a responsibility for all humanity. Our duty is to aid those to whom we think we can be the most useful.

  • Integrity

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