Monday, July 25, 2011

Mr Geniality and Miss Optimism



In an age where humankind’s never held its destiny so more dearly by its own hand we’re a people strangely darkened by pessimism. We forget, familiarly, the power of the Spirit that has won us.


Beyond simple optimism and geniality stands us; if we’d see the hope altogether visible. It’s the victory of obedience; to believe upon the deeds of the Saviour, Jesus. Further, it’s the commitment of ongoing repentance—turning to God so we might go beyond that which stilts us.


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Mr Geniality and Miss Optimism,


Went from here to there,


No matter what annoyed them,


A cheerful smile they’d bear.


Some trips were terribly tough,


“Sure!” they would say,


“But not all of life is rough,


Perhaps not even today.”


© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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