by Walter William Safar
Don't look for Me in the wrong place, man,
As you shall not see Me in the dead,
But in the living eyes of those in need.
Your fingers won't feel Me on the face of a dead man,
Because I am the face of a living man.
Don't be a wingless soul,
Be a soul who can raise its wings,
Fly into the embrace of those who seek embraces.
Do not be a stale lake
Of dead fish.
Be a living lake
So as to avoid starvation,
A lake that still keeps quiet.
Don't look for Me in glory's splendor.
If you want to find Me,
Look for Me in the splendor of the eye
Of someone you have done good unto.
Don't look for Me in a golden chest.
Find Me in the human heart.
Don't ask Me for a ticket to paradise
If you want to fill the golden chest with gold.
Real love and real friendship,
Unselfishness and compassion,
Honesty and awareness that it is better to give than to get,
To do unto others
As you would have them do unto you
Is life's treasure
That buys you a ticket to paradise.
Last updated December 17, 2016