Better Angels of Our Nature

the delusion of ownership can cripple

receiving and sharing is empowering


kindness and gentleness with each other

as we walk hand-in-hand and shoulder-to-shoulder


spiritual gifts are not accumulated  

possession is zero tenths of the New law


preparation is always in all ways

believing my opportunity will come


to have everlasting peace and harmony

to flourish while in dialogue with our God


Communion is not in another place

Oneness is right here and right now in this place


“We are not enemies, but friends… passion may

have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection…”[2]

capitalism sees worth in the harvest

holiness achieves union with cultivation

[1] Abraham Lincoln (1861 Inauguration Speech)

[2] ibid

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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