Blessed are the merciful

for they will be shown mercy.[1]

Above peace, empathy’s comfort,

beyond justice, compassion’s heart,

hence harmony’s restoration.

Cooperation heals our wounds,

our listening first, speaks volumes,

and keeps judgment from directing.

Forgiving includes forgetting –

unfailing generosity

fulfills unconditional love,

Intrinsic to our covenant,

relief precludes anxiety,

concern excludes retribution.

Those who take care of their neighbor

will be treated with gentleness.

[1] Matthew 5: 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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