A Haiku - Charity
Charity, a pure love undefiled.
If you say "I'm good,"
And you do no good, are you?
Too much love of self?
What can you do now;
That you haven't done before?
Who needs your help now?
Give us eyes to see, ears to hear, a tongue to speak, and a heart that is godlike. Charity can be cultivated.
Charity 101 is a course we might take in a seminary or religious institute.
Better still we might cultivate and cherish it for what it does for ourselves and for others. It is the original "2 for 1 Deal."
We can be charitable in many ways, not limited to the giving of our substance.
We can give our love.
We can be forgiving.
We can avoid judging.
We can be compassionate.
We can be nurturing, not only of needy bodies, but also of needy souls.
We can give our time.
We can give our thoughtfulness.
We can ease the stresses of misfortune and distress.
We can give our sincere friendship.
We can give, and give, and give....without counting what it could seem to cost to ourselves, for love and charity are a self-replenishing richness of spirit, for the more we give charity, the more we find we have available to give.
While charity should begin at home, it shouldn't stop there.
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
Are they twins: Charity and Compassion?
- A Haiku - Compassion
"Practice makes perfect." One could practice compassion all day, every day, always. A more perfect world, perhaps. A more perfect me? Practice and I will see.
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