Words After a Quote By Pope Francis
Into our separate futures we
Must travel without fail—so saith the Lord,
But if indeed ’tis destiny
That we divergent fortunes ford
Never again to meet,
Then let us relish present moments sweet.
All time is unredeemed, and further
Forever unredeemable (alas!),
So let us not the moment murther
Pursuing idols false and crass
Of profit motive: rather
The opportunities for loving gather.
True, in the life of day-to-day
Vicissitudes and trouble bother us,
Threat’ning to keep us from the way
Pleasurable and decorous
As with his will accord,
That is a high supreme most loving Lord.
’Tis not in money gained that one
May actualize a life, but rather through
Service—so heaven’s will be done
And our least karmic act imbue
With heav’nly spirit, love
Sanctioned, condoned forever from above.
Unto the poor we give our alms,
And give the sweat of personal labor to
Effect what may be begged through palms
Close-pressed in prayer. By keeping true
In action to our words
Only we forge a path that is the Lord’s.