Escape Entanglement

What am I to do?

Despite the Truth, I seem ill-equipped

to endure temptation and avoid muddle.

What is the Way?

The allurement of “love” and enticement of “success”

are rife with superficial deals

Why do I have-to change?

Life is the same old same old challenge

and we are all saved that is the plan

Be good –

Have nothing to with worldly wants

with gratitude seek fulfillment

Do good –

“… to escape entanglements,

do not cultivate the benevolence of the rich and powerful.”[1]

Be a power for good

Trust in God’s mercy and compassion

have  confidence in restoration

“Blessed are the meek,

for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be filled.”[2]


[1] Father Judge Meditations p198: lines 6-7

[2] Matthew 5: 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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