Apostolic

Advocacy is listening

and reflecting what is heard –

an apostle is full of mercy.

The world is a noisy place

full of sound and fury

and quiet is hard to come by.

Desperate to be left alone,

solo silos are created…

rendering all senseless.

So, chaos abounds

and discord reins

with desolation for the horizon.

The world is a noisy place

full of sound and fury

and quiet is hard to come by

Eager to have peace

some listen intently…

leading to communion.

So, harmony ensues

and order cultivates

consolation and possibility.

The world is a noisy place

full of sound and fury

but stillness makes rest assured.

Trusting the process

sacrifice makes change happen –

that’s apostolic compassion.

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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