Stating The Vision: "Life As One Great Service to Each Other"

The Sionito Group in order to present its vision as a statement with meaning for a wide spectrum of residents and citizens within present Canadian society has used the following quote for over 25 years as its guiding vision statement. It expresses the vision that in the end "community" wins, "marginalization" as the expression of either intolerance or indifference, or both, loses. It comes from the works of the Russian author Maxim Gorky.

There will come a time I know, when people will take delight in one another, when each will be a star to the other, and when each will listen to his fellow as to music. The free people will walk upon the earth, people great in their freedom. They will walk with open hearts, and the heart of each will be pure of envy and greed, and therefore all people will be without malice, and there will be nothing to divorce the heart from reason.

Then life will be one great service to each other!... Then we shall live in truth and freedom and in beauty, and those will be accounted the best, who will the more widely embrace the world with their hearts, and whose love of it will be the profoundest; those will be the best who will be the freest; for in them is the greatest beauty. Then will life be great, and the people will be great who live that life. (Mother)