Words of comfort

When fears multiply
And danger threatens;
When sickness comes,
When death confronts us –
It is G-d’s blessing of shalom
That sustains us
And upholds us.

Lightening our burden,
Dispelling our worry,
Restoring our strength,
Renewing our hope –
Reviving us.
(by Hershel Matt)

I came into the world without being asked,
And when the time for dying comes
I shall not be consulted;

But between the boundaries of birth and death
Lies the dominion of Choice:

To be a doer or a dreamer,
To be a lifter or a leaner,

To speak out or remain silent,
To extend a hand in friendship
Or to look the other way;
To feel the sufferings of others
Or to be callous and insensitive.

These are the choices;
It is in the choosing
That my measure as a person
Is determined.
(by Gertrude Hildreth Housman)

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~ by realsupergirl on October 5, 2008.

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