Thoughts on God, Christmas, and Right Living

Poems 7,8


I will what I ought, but the ought I do not; and the not which I do is the ought which is nought.

Now, if good were the ought and my will were the same, then evil would not, but life would be tame.

So thank God for evil, and will which cannot, and praise Him for love which is given, not bought.

Do do your best and you'll find, I am sure, that will is the cause, but God is the cure.

[thoughts based on Romans 7:19 - 1962]


Christmas is a time for grandeur, a tale of great majestic deeds which combine the best of God and the potential of humanity

To produce . . . incarnatus est . . . Some-One of value.

To Mary, mother-to-be young maid, that event now promised, then true, most surely caused shudders of joy yet qualms of conscience in her soul:

"Lord, how can this be? Not I," she said.

Despite gilt-edged wrappings and outer facade, it must be told: We too do not deserve to be God's tools, His people called, for we, like she, are poor in spirit . . .

"But how potentially rich!" shouts God.

[Written at Christmastime - 1970]

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desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

Christmas in June...but enriching nonetheless....the "oughts" too difficult for me to want to wrap my brain around right now! Probably why my crossword puzzles never get finished!

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