If a man will take your coat, give him your cloak and smile,
If a man speaks with cruel intent don’t
hate and revile.
If a man strikes your family and bitterly causes pain,
Forgive and seek for peace, speak no bitter refrain.
If a neighbor points their finger as you stumble and fall,
Don’t turn and cast a stone of hate but heed the Master’s call.
If friends and family leave you
when the storm of trial descends,
Look toward heaven with joy, for angels are your friends.
If unfair accusations lead
you into a storm,
Be faithful and know that God will keep you warm.
Life is full of ups and downs, no one walks free from pain,
those who forgive and love, will not carry a stain.
Let the hard times bring you closer to your Lord,
Hearken to His example and live by his
Forgive as you would be forgiven and remember all are dear,
Keep your heart soft and God's spirit ever near.
A saint of noble strength is there inside of you,
So forgive and be forgiven, and God will call you true!
The love you offered in life will be the inheritance you receive,
So offer love, peace and joy! Live what you believe!
Written by Michelne Glasson