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The Gospel According to Paul

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: November 7, 2015

Celebrating the legacy of Paul Harris and Rotary International


Rotary International was founded in 1905

Paul Harris and other Rotary founders

What goes around soon comes around.
We reap the things we sow.
We lead by serving others in their need.
A guy named Paul inspired
self-denial just like Christ.
And "service before self" became his creed.

Paul and his band of brothers
circled up for lunch each week.
That's how (what we call) Rotary was born.
Paul Harris clothed integrity
in business suits and found
that "service before self" became the norm.

The Four Way Test soon followed.
Will it benefit the group?
Is it true? Will it build goodwill? Is it fair?
Rotarians all over
use that test to prove the point 
that "service before self" reveals you care.

Yes, Paul Harris birthed a movement
that is helping change the world.
Men and women of all ages lead the way.
We're a family of servants
quite convinced we offer hope
and that "service above self' will win the day.


For more information...

Read more about Paul Harris and Rotary International  | Rotary International website


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: November 7, 2015

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