pacific prospectus

Blessed are the peacemakers, and one sure way of peacemaking
†is to let the fire of contention alone.  Neither fan it, nor stir it, nor add fuel to it, but †
†let it go out by itself. †Begin your ministry with one blind eye and one deaf ear.
ó †
Charles Spurgeon
† †
if you can swallow †  
your own dark words †  
before you shoot them †  
at provocateurs and fools †  
and if you can cool the flames †  
that others sling at you †  
before they swell and cripple the light †  
that heals your soul †  
perhaps the green hills shall be spared †  
and the human spirit persuaded †  
to clamber to loftier heights †  
for a better view of life †  
in the cold cold earth †  
† †
if you can forbear †  
just a moment longer †  
when the sting of wrath † †
burrows deep into your skin †  
and venom-scars your conscience †  
or if you can kill the spiteful spark †  
that ignites your restless anger †  
to thirst for innocent blood †  
perhaps the rivers †  
shall symphony †  
their passage to the sea †  
without the shallowness †  
of discordant weeping †  
and fretful turns †  
around the vicious bend †  
† †
if you can keep your hand †  
out of trouble †  
when itchy fingers reach out †  
to snatch that which †  
to someone else belongs †  
and if you can be content †  
with such things †  
as you already have †  
and let the man be blessed †  
by that which he has been blessed †  
and if you can divide your bounty †  
with him that has little †  
or amplify your little † †
for him that has nothing †  
perhaps the bowels †  
of the earth †  
will magnify their harvest †  
and you shall never lack again †  
for your words †  
and your patience †  
and your restraint †  
and your generosity †  
shall multiply †  
like abrahamís seed †  
to fill the hungry places † †
with satisfaction †  
and fill your heart †  
with grace †  
and fill the universe †  
with praise †  
† †
© Copyright 2023 January 04 †  
by Clyve A. Bowen♫
Written by cabcool
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