As a teenager I attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit, Michigan, a school I will forever thank my mother for allowing me to attend. While there I had the opportunity to study with and be taught by priests in the Jesuit community, a fraternal order whose focus was very strongly based on teaching. However, even though I learned countless lessons during my four years there the one phrase I will remember the most clearly is, “Ad maiorem gloriam” or “For the greater glory”.
I believe this phrase to mean a number of things, but this morning when I opened up my Google Alerts and began skimming thought today’s article one in particular brought me back to that phrase. For those unaware, there was an earthquake yesterday in New Zealand that reached a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale and resulted in a death toll of at least 75 individuals. Within an hour of this incident’s end Google had created a site dedicated to assisting victims of the earthquake reconnect with loved ones.
In my opinion, this is working “For the greater glory”.
While some may disagree that a company is incapable of working for the greater good, this is proof of the opposite. The site (http://christchurch-2011.person-finder.appspot.com/) makes no effort to fill the space with ads or promotional material but simply asks “What is your situation”.
Until next time buyers, sellers and friends!
Josh *theLVD Weaver