Here is a difficult philosophy:
“You are at every moment doing your best;
Could you do better then, you’d meet that test;
As is, you are as good as you can be.”
Yet that precept leaves out morality,
Which understands our goodness as a quest
Where only ardent struggle proves us blest
And beating down our demons sets us free.
Is fighting sin, then, our imperative
And being a warrior how we ought to live,
As Christian soldiers marching off to war,
Because we know we’re rotten at our core?
Or can we see we have no moral goal
But merely need to realize we’re whole?