I am numbed with shock to lose Jacques, particularly so because there had been no prior warning of his illnesses. I had a special relationship with Jacques which is clearly demonstrated by our exchange of 48 emails during the last two years. He was indeed an intellectual heavy weight who was blessed with knowledge of many disciplines. My heartfelt tribute to Jacques is to send you his most recent email. It’s like an appeal to the peoples of the world to re-examine their attitudes, and suggesting ways to make our world a better place.
Reginald Lowtan Debah – London, England
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From: Jacques Jaikaran
Date: 13 December 2018 at 00:36:21 GMT
To: Lowtan Debah
Forgive me for my tardiness, but I have often thought of you and your family. I have been spending my time trying to unravel some of the mysteries of the Universe and am confirming what I have long suspected.
I have discovered that God’s plan is for man to learn the lesson of Love, upon which the universe is based. He can learn that lesson only by giving love to his neighbor, for regiving by his neighbor. Service to one’s neighbor is the highest principle of life. The value of every man to every other man is the greatest source of man’s wealth and prosperity. World peace and happiness can only be acquired by the realization of man’s asset value to man, and the conservation of that value by mutual service.
To bring blessings upon ourselves we must bless our neighbors.
To enrich ourselves we must enrich our neighbors.
When we honor our neighbors the world will honor us.
We will sorely hurt ourselves when we hurt our neighbors.
They who seek love will find it by giving it.
The measure of our wealth is the measure of wealth we have given.
To enrich ourselves with many friends we must enrich our friends with ourselves.
That which we take away from any man the world will take away from us.
When we take the first step to give ourselves to that which we want, it will also take its first step to give itself to us.
Peace and happiness do not come to us from our horizon, they spread from us out to infinity beyond our horizon.
The whole universe is a mirror which reflects back to us that which we reflect forward into it.
Love is like unto the ascent of a mountain. It comes ever nearer to us as we go ever nearer to it.
My friend, we are living in precarious times. Closely have I been following the events in Europe. It is as impossible for peace to come by waging war as it is impossible for love to come by hating. Man wages war in the hope of finding peace, never realizing that the only fruit of war is war and any seeming peace is but a truce of fear between wars. Have we not suffered enough to say: Lord save us from ourselves, lest we destroy ourselves? Or must we suffer more and still more until there are too few left to fight?
My family and I are very well and wish you and your family a Happy and Peaceful Time Of The Year.