The dawning of a new era of light, a new truth, the triumph of good, the defeat of death.
So many live each day with the small death of darkness within, anger, hatred, deceit.
Yet on this day, of all days, those who believe and celebrate the meaning,
have reason to look within and let the light banish the darkness.
One who spoke in parables and lived to set an example,
took the mote from his own eye, healed his enemy come to arrest him,
and counseled his disciple to set down the sword.
Seek then to live in the light of truth and cast no shadow of darkness.
Seek first to clean the evil from your own heart, speak truth to evil, and
extend the hand of peace to all who truly repent and ask your forgiveness.
There is a price to be paid for things done wrong. There is a price to be paid
for things done right. Death takes us all, and the judgment of God and the light
of our remembrance on earth will show what we have done.
Clair Button is a writer of of humor, fiction, and now and then, a serious piece. Nobody with any literary integrity would stoop to call anything he has written “poetry.” On the other hand, he has written and published three fiction mystery novels which you might find entertaining.