(After Reading Psalm 37)
Do not fret over the slights that come your way
Do not let your heart be consumed with the memory of those who have done you wrong
For fragile indeed are the hours of your life
And they shall soon fade like the grass,
and like the seeds of a dandelion, quickly fly away.
Fix your mind instead on the good-
dwell on the beauty of nature and drink in its delights
Remember the blessings of your life
and this will lead you to your deeper desires
Commit your days to truth and love
And this will carry you to joy
Focus your mind on living justly
This alone can bring you peace.
Take time to be still
and wait patiently for the gentle touch of the Holy Spirit
Do not let yourself be consumed by jealousy
Or become bitter over those who prosper unjustly,
Refrain from anger, leave rage alone;
These can only lead to woe.
Dwelling on evil
Will only poison and consume you
Revenge is a sword
That would pierce your own heart
Instead, remember how quickly the days of a life go by.
Seek the light within and find solace in the sea and sky
For there lies a treasure greater than gold
And a peace which passeth all understanding