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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


THE BARD – 14 August 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

For today I’ve chosen this short poem by William Blake:

By William Blake (1757-1827)

Hear the voice of the Bard,
Who present, past and future sees;
Whose ears have heard
The Holy Word
That walked among the ancient trees.

Reading these words reminds me of Romans 1:20 –

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

In other words, people who commit some offense cannot claim that they “didn’t know.” Even the ancients were aware, just by looking around at the creation.

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