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Charity (Poem)

As we look for good in others,Then that good will surely grow;And streams of loving-kindnessOut from our own hearts will flow.Why should we, ourselves so faulty,Lacking much that we should own,Be so hasty, blindly judgingWhat to us is all unknown?Let us seek for Truth and virtue,Noting what is best in…
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Charity (Poem)

Judge not with rash or cruel thoughtThe one who falleth by the way;Guard thou thy tongue, stretch forth thy hand,And help his downward course to stay. We see the sin, we do not seeThe travail of the soul that fell,The racking pain of questioned right,The darkened hour that tolled its…
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True Charity (Poem)

I gave a beggar from my little storeOf well-earned gold. He spent the shining oreAnd came again and yet again still coldAnd hungry as before. I gave a thought, and through that thought of mineHe found himself, the man, supreme, divine!Fed, clothed and crowned with blessings manifold,And now he begs…
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The Charitable Way (Poem)

Set not the faults of other folks in view,But rather mind what thou thyself should'st do;For twenty errors of thy neighbor knownWill tend but little to reform your own.A graceful manner and a friendly easeWill give a "No," and not at all displease;And an ill-natur'd or ungraceful "Yes,"When it is…
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