Poem: Arrogance Lurks

You think you got it all together, With all your “perfect” works; Tithing and fasting you brag, In your heart arrogance lurks. Don’t point the finger as if, You have no guilt of your own; Putting down that tax collector, You’re true colors you have shone. Look to him who barely lifts, His eyes as…

Pointing the Finger

It feels good to point the finger doesn’t it? To look at other human beings and their ill circumstances and think they must be bad people to have suffered some bad fate while we beat our chest in comparison thinking we are so good.

Enlightenment + Patience

When you learn something of great significance or have become aware of it, your sensitivity to others' ignorance can become like a magnifying glass causing insensitivity. Enlightenment must come with increased patience for the blindness of which you once bore. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able…

Compassion First

"My compassion protects my joy." That was my affirmation for the day. It was a nice thought until I had to deal with a lady I perceived was being rude, and then all compassion and joy went out the door as I vented my frustrations upon this government worker. In my mind, she became the…