A Life Well-lived

Titus 2: 7, “In everything set them an example by doing what is good.”

Ephesians 5: 1-2, “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly beloved children and walk in the way of love.”

Proverbs 22:1, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.”

My Great Aunt Florence left a copy of the following poem among her possessions many years ago. Although it may sound a bit old-fashioned, it is precious to me because she actually lived by its philosophy- she was the purest example of the above verses that I have personally known:

A careless word may kindle strife;

A cruel word may wreck a life;

A bitter word may hate instill;

A brutal word may smite and kill.

A gracious word may smooth the way;

A joyous word may light the day.

A timely word may lessen stress;

A loving word may heal and bless.