Anyone who has not seen the ending of Reign. I’m enclosing it here with my favorite poem. All of Reign is painful to watch, it’s a reminder of how much suffering there is in this world whatever your social class. The following poem is my favorite poem of all time by Edgar Allen Guest.

“I might have been rich if I’d wanted the gold instead of the friendships
I’ve made.
I might have had fame if I’d sought for renown in the hours when I
purposely played.
Now I’m standing to-day on the far edge of life, and I’m just looking
backward to see
What I’ve done with the years and the days that were mine, and all that
has happened to me.

I haven’t built much of a fortune to leave to those who shall carry my 
And nothing I’ve done shall entitle me now to a place on the tablets of 
But I’ve loved the great sky and its spaces of blue; I’ve lived with the 
birds and the trees; 
I’ve turned from the splendor of silver and gold to share in such pleasures 
as these. 

I’ve given my time to the children who came; together we’ve romped and 
we’ve played, 
And I wouldn’t exchange the glad hours spent with them for the money that 
I might have made. 
I chose to be known and be loved by the few, and was deaf to the plaudits 
of men; 
And I’d make the same choice should the chance come to me to live my life 
over again. 

I’ve lived with my friends and I’ve shared in their joys, known sorrow with
all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life, though some say I’ve
squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy, and I think I have lived to
my best,
And I have no regret, as I’m nearing the end, for the gold that I might
have possessed.”

—- Edgar Allen Guest

Today a pastor stopped me as I was going to my class. He asked me what I knew of God. I said that God is love. He asked me what I knew of hell. I said what do you know of liberation? He said that its an imposition and asked me to join his next event. I said thank you for your perspective but I’m rather quite content. He said I don’t think you’re saved. I said my hands will show the difference. I’ve fed more today the homeless while you leave your people fired and unquenched. He said do you know oh hell? I said I know God and am content. 


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