Thursday, October 27, 2016

From Time Forward...




 Today the sky rain-snows, hard, gray cold
 Yesterday the trees rained leaves of soundless gold
...but it is not Yesterday anymore

New indictments to endeavor
Graft dawn's charge to human hands
Until dark of dusk will sever
And relinquish its demands

Down the thoroughfare of ages
Runs a sage and common thread
In this war that Being wages
None can see what lies ahead

Fear, be not our mortal master
Lest they lead us to disaster

Love, be thou our purposed reason
Hope, be thou our Constant Stay
Where time’s circuit-tide of Season
Like leaf-song, soon dies away

From Time forward, be our vision
From Time forward, be our goal
From Time forward, be our mission
Where Death winnows all but soul

Awesome, awesome undertaking
Inhale, exhale, breath by breath
We approach life’s Utter Waking
Where will we be after Death?

© Janet Martin

 The end of all things is near. 
Therefore be clear-minded and sober, so you can pray.
Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Show hospitality to one another without complaining.

As good stewards of the manifold grace of God, each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve one another.
If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. 
If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God supplies, 
so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, 
to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. 
Amen. 


 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; 
and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?
So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.…

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