As I struggle with erratic drivers, lost tempers, impatience, these words are ones I seek to model my life upon. While I have not accomplished them, they are a model to work towards.
A KIND FACE
Joy is the greatest cleanser, and it is
the greatest testimony of our
“Toil with happiness,” my Lord once
said to me.
God sent a servant on an errand
through a dangerous part
of the world.
The servant, having received in hand
what God wanted
turned to the Holy and said,
“My Beloved Master, do you have a final instruction?”
and God replied,
“A kind face is a
[St. Francis of Assisi, from “Love Poems from God” by Daniel Ladinsky]