FAITH AND HOPE
The faith I have that counters dark despair
Is not in a protector God who keeps
Me from all ill and guards me with His care;
What I believe is What one sows one reaps.
Which is to say, I put my faith in me:
That in my inmost being I can find
The way I need to go that keeps me free
From karmic consequence and clears my mind.
“But are these not the same?” I hear you ask:
“Is not your inner consciousness the mind
Of God directing you behind a mask,
A deeper truth to which just now you’re blind?”
To which I say, “Then that’s a mystery
The truth of which I hope some day I’ll see.”