Thanks for the reminder. I think I'll pick one of Emily Dickinson's gems. Not sure which one yet. I like "The Soul Selects Her Own Society" or "My Life Had Stood A Loaded Gun".
I always carry this in my wallet! :) Does this count?La Baguette - Poem by Oscar RomeroA FUTURE NOT OUR OWNIt helps, now and then, to step back.And take the long view.The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, It is beyond our vision.We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction ofThe magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.Nothing we do is complete,Which is another way of sayingThat the kingdom always lies beyond us.No statement says all that could be said.No prayer fully expresses our faith.No confession brings perfection…No set of goals and objectives includes everything.This is what we are about:We plant seeds that one day will grow.We water seeds already planted,Knowing that they hold future promise.We lay foundations that will need further development.We provide yeast that produces effects beyond our capabilities.We cannot do everythingAnd there is a sense of liberation realizing that.This enables us to do something,And to do it very well.It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way,An opportunity for God’s grace to enter and do the rest.We may never see the end results…We are prophets of a future not our own.Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was assassinated for speaking up for God's Kingdom and justice in 1980.
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