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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.


FRAGMENT – 15 September 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

For today I’ve chosen one of William Cowper’s poems that I found in a book published in 1926. Born in 1731, William Cowper was an English writer of nature poetry and hymns. He died in 1800.

William Cowper (1731–1800)

Pity, Religion has so seldom found
A skilful guide into poetic ground!
The flowers would spring where’er she deigned to stray
And every muse attend her on her way.

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