It takes strength to maintain the goodwill and generosity that creates true bonds between people—individually and corporately. But through that steadfastness is the best path to peace and wholeness, a consummation devoutly to be wished.
River of Stars
A river made of silver stars with sapphire deeps below,
The sweet compassion of the heart is ceaseless in its flow—
A font of healing, kindness, care; a waterfall of grace;
A draught to slake the deepest thirst; and with it, keeping pace,
Persistent hope, watered withal, along its banks to grow,
To bloom as peace, compassion’s flow’r, where starry rivers flow.