E.D. Contributes to the Conversation

Additional words on what makes a life worth living from a woman who is one of my favorite poets and thinkers of the 19th century…and maybe beyond that:

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain

Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in vain.

-Emily Dickinson

These beautiful words, striking in their simplicity, remind me of other, more ancient words, also beautiful and simple:

My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

~1 John 3:18~

Amen.

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