Sunday, June 04, 2017

Poem a Day 4

(This is loosely based on an Old English poem with the same theme.)

Alms

A giving heart is blessing-rich,
who gives with grace the alms of life,
who battles greed with open hand,
with honor acting before God.
As blaze is quenched with water fresh,
as rain will save the town from flame,
so alms will soothe the wounds of sin
and, God's own balm, will heal the soul.

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