Fools and Folding Money

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“…who once thought, as we did, that humility was another name for weakness.  They helped us to get down to our right size.  By their example, they showed us that humility and intellect could be compatible, provided we placed humility first.  When we began to do that, we received the gift of faith, a faith which works.  This faith is for you, too.”

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Where humility formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient that can give us serenity.”

 

Fools and Folding Money

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What is it that possession has…

What ownership can I go without…

Indeed my wants have always a need’s soul…

peppered in doubt.

There is no certainty for a tomorrow.

Just today, if we have made it thus far.

Humility will not arrive in a borrowed car.

While we look at ourselves and see…

we cannot defeat age.

A shallow poet’s rage.

It is a daily reprieve,

swapping want for need.

An inventory built on simplicity.

Today, a promise of more grit…less glory.

 

 

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“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”      -Ernest Hemingway