Saturday, February 10, 2024

Be The Good

Today I had the pleasure of working with good friends at a church event.
The inspiration for today's poem, however, started a few days ago...
Here's to being 'the good' we like to find/meet!

The other day as I sat on the deck I overheard
an experienced electrician patiently coaching an apprentice.
The apprentice was impatient to know how he can get to making
much more (dollars) an hour than he was currently being paid.
And I smiled to hear Experience's answer
"it takes time before you can make that kind of money.
You need to put in a lot of electrical hours to get there"
Good advice to someone who will hopefully take it to heart
and become the good help that seems hard to find these days
but who rely on good coaches/teachers!

..."the reason I like working with you" I heard the apprentice continue, 
as his Teacher invited him to ride up in the boom for a lesson,  
"is because at the other place I just did the same thing over and over."

Be the good help that is so hard to find
Be the good coach that keeps learning in mind
Be the good fellowman, patient and kind
Be the good salt of the earth
Be the good we wish there would be more of;
A good example of mercy and love
Be the good nature when push comes to shove
Fill common hours with worth

Be the good treasure we measure in friends
Be the good neighbor that willingly lends
Be a good steward with whatever life sends
Be the good we all applaud
The good that makes bad days better to bear
Be the good listener some sorrow to share
Be the good soldier that shoulders love’s care
All for the glory of God

© Janet Martin

1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink 
 whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.

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