OUR HOLY GRAIL
To love ourselves no more than we love others
Treating all souls as sisters and as brothers
Is an ideal we nearly always fail
To realize: it is our Holy Grail.
How can we then transcend self-interest,
Devoted to the Highest and the Best,
Without regard for our own primacy,
But universal in our charity?
To act like that our egos must dissolve,
Those suns around which all our thoughts revolve,
Or be exploded like a burst balloon,
For otherwise our world will come to ruin.
The time is nigh to take “the greatest stride
Of soul” our race must make—and banish pride.