Monday, July 31, 2017

The Smallest Act of Love

The Kingdom of God,
Starts very small,
Like mustard seed or yeast.
Yet when it grows it changes all,
the greatest from which was least.

Our efforts seem,
To no avail,
Or seem to take too long.
Yet when we see the good that's grown,
Happily we are wrong.

Your task it is,
To sow the seed,
To be tiny leaven.
By action, deed, prayer, and thoughts,
Help others on to heaven.

Be not discouraged by failure,
Or slow imperceptible growth.
It is the smallest act of love,
That changes the world the most.

From The Last Dragon and Other Poems by James M. Hahn, available Fall 2017

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