Many of us search for the existential “goodness.” I use as a turn of phrase “Godliness” — to express the existence of a prime goodness most of us want to recognize in ourselves. Some choose to personify this as God. A recent article by David Brooks cited the thoughts of Kennedy Odede:
“My mom taught me that while there is a God, that one God might be very busy, so we have to rely on the people we encounter in our life who become what she called ‘small gods.’”
I, like Kennedy Odede, find “god,” goodness, expressed most in the selfless acts of those around me who care for others, generous acts that warm us to one another.