Many A Man
Many a man has sought to find joy amid despair,
Looking for a fullness which sin will never share.
Many a man has tried to find love by seeking lust,
Winning nothing but heartache, and loosing God’s trust.
Many a man has chosen to lie; hoping for a gain,
The outcome of his choice, the consequence of pain.
Many a man has sought for hope through pride,
Gaining only discontent, from which he cannot hide.
Many a man has sought to see by choosing to be blind,
Left groping in the dark, the truth he will not find.
Many a man has sought to feel his worth through having more,
The outcome worldly treasures that leave him feeling poor.
Many a man has thought to be kind by withholding love,
Leaving others empty as he moves from God above.
Many a man has sought to lift by putting down,
His offering causes another to find a saddened frown.
Many a man has sought to feel good by being bad,
A moment of pleasure held, for an eternity of sad.
Be wise my fellow traveler for time is a precious gift,
Be sure that you are seeking peace and not building a rift.
For many a man will be found on the left hand of God,
Who thought within himself he was holding the iron rod.
Deceive not yourself for He will know His sheep,
Those who followed Him diligently are those that He will keep.
Written by Michelene Glasson
To not love God and fellowmen is to break the first and second great commandments. I think sometimes we forget it is a sin to hate, to condemn, to gossip, to be cruel in thought. Such actions will hold eternal consequences. In 1 Corinthians we read, " Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing." Paul makes it clear that without charity we are NOTHING. All of our efforts to do good are without meaning if we have no charity. I hope each of us will walk through this new year with a desire to show true charity to all of God's children. May we not just seek to appear good but to truly be good. That God may look upon our hearts and smile at the love He sees.