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A Haiku - Righteousness

Updated on February 24, 2015

If charity begins at home, does righteousness also begin at home?

If home is where the heart is, is yours there, too?
If home is where the heart is, is yours there, too? | Source

A Haiku - Righteousness

The world distracts us.

After all, Earth is mortal.

Righteousness lives on.


In but not of here.

"Earthy" describes our life's times.

We seek "Heavenly."


There are many Guides,

"Lo, here." "Lo, there." Seek out Truth,

where Truth can be found.


Truth, be my compass.

Home is where the heart is found;

Heavenly Home then.





Matthew 6:21

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Christ in this portion of his Sermon On The Mount was referring to lasting treasures, the kind that moths, rust, and thieves could not corrupt or steal, treasures to store up in Heaven through righteous acts, obedience, and service while in mortality.

Would there be any purpose in his recommending such storing in Heaven, if mankind could not look forward to resurrection?


Earthly stores....

These are stores against earthly hardships, earthly emergencies.  But we are taught to store our real treasures in Heaven.
These are stores against earthly hardships, earthly emergencies. But we are taught to store our real treasures in Heaven. | Source

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Perspycacious, I love your haikus, that is why I am challenging you to write a haiku for each of the "Good Words" in the Good Words Project by Jo_Goldsmith11.

      Thanks

      Shyron

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Thanks. Likewise your thoughtful poems.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I love your line of haikus. They always provide something to consider and also a great deal of comfort at times.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - The light snow, the bright morning sun, the blue sky, and the Christmas decorations made that photo what it is. I chose a house across the street to illustrate my Christmas story and I will put a link to that on this Hub so you can see it.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The lead photo was perfect!