a place of peace

September 20, 2010

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You will feel better

When you choose a cheerful heart

It’s good medicine

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Circumstances will rob you

If you let them control you

Others make expectations

You must meet their needs

~

How absurd is this

To make you responsible

To meet all their needs

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If you cover an offense

You promote genuine love

If the matter’s repeated

Separation comes

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A person of knowledge

Will measure words carefully

Stay even tempered

Understanding will guide you 

A loving presence brings life

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I will hold my tongue

Pay attention to others

Listen carefully

I am choosing to respond

To love when misunderstood

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I will not react

This is the way of a fool

A way I have lived

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There’s a place of peace

That passes understanding

That’s bigger than death

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Christ has arisen

He offers each one his peace

Forgiveness and love

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Do not be afraid

There is no reason for fear

You’re beloved by God

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© Terry S. Smith

September 17, 2010

Meditations written after reading Proverbs 17 and John 15.

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One Response to “a place of peace”

  1. weighty said

    gonna send this to my mom

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