Our Gift (next day repost)

The Child came to a world at Peace.

The world today is in utter uproar –  

“Shameless worldliness, frivolous pleasure,

and brutal sensuality are the vogue.” [1]

The unholy have the means …

to disrupt our youth.

Most alarming is their untruth

corrupting innocence.

Overcoming the tribal demand

requires fervent resolve

We can not just say I will be good

We must do good as a power for good

Contrary to the horrid vices,

to pleasure-loving spirit,

to frivolity, to detestation

to the worldliness of today.[2]

Demonstrate self-sacrifice

display self-denial,

support self-renunciation,

reveal self-detachment.

So, do some big thing for Jesus

more zealous, more generous

more selfless, more detached,

be a power for good.

[1] Mditations of Father Judge p. 29

[2] Ibid p. 29

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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