Where love is, God is; and where Goodness lives
There Christ abides: and he who daily strives
'Gainst self and selfishness, shaping his mind
To Truth and Purity, shall surely find
The Master's presence in his inmost heart.
God shall be one with him (and not apart)
Who overcomes himself; and makes his life
Godlike and holy; banishing all strife
Far from him; letting hate and anger die,
And greed and pride, and fleshly lusts that lie
To God and Goodness; great shall be his peace,
Happy and everlasting his release
From pain and sorrow, who doth conquer sin.
To the pure heart comes God and dwells therein:
He only who the path of Good hath trod
Hath found the Life that's "hid with Christ in God."
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James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.