Thursday, January 26, 2012

ugly

slander.

such an ugly word,
defined both
by malice
and deceit.

oh, heart and mind,
do not toy
with such dangerous
and deformed thoughts.

be honest.
be kind.

the struggle to be both
truthful and gracious,
completely
and simultaneously,
is a victory
well worth the cost
in mental and emotional effort.

"The good person
out of the good treasure of his heart
produces good,
and the evil person
out of his evil treasure
produces evil,
for out of the abundance of the heart
his mouth speaks," Jesus said.

and i find it to be true.

1 comment:

Mrs C said...

"the struggle to be both
truthful and gracious,
completely
and simultaneously,
is a victory
well worth the cost
in mental and emotional effort!

yes!