Right Intention

Jesus came to make reparation

and he taught us to have compassion

to do good works was correct action

but they must be with the right intention.

“No matter how good the work may be,

no matter what solace it may bring.

unless our intention is super –

natural, the greater good is not done.”[1]

The lesson cannot be minimized

-Charity towards the marginalized-

the needy must have our agency

the needy need our advocacy

anguish and pain are all about us

we cannot dismiss without a fuss,

these aches we must heartily embrace

with genuine honesty and grace.

Jesus declares and gives no redress

for hardened hearts to cries of distress

Jesus blesses acting sincerely

and embracing the needy dearly


[1] Father Judge Meditations p76: line 6-7

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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