The Fruit

“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,

an evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit.

so by the fruit you shall know them.”[1]

I am thankful and humbled

by the harmony that attends

whole-souled collaboration

With good things done to me and through me.

I bask in the bounty of blessings

and I grasp the glut of graces

some tired and sin-stained

others poor and neglected

there is hope for the spiritually abandoned

“How many would have died in their 

infidelity and sin

had I not softened their hard hearts?[2]

softened hearts fear not

softened hearts sing a new song

softened hearts bear fruit

[1] Matt. 7:18-20

[2] Father Judge Meditations p. 149

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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