THE GOOD LIFE
The good life is one lived with charity,
A loving, caring, sharing life that glows,
Ensuring that for all posterity
The magnitude of kindness ever grows.
The motive of advancing one’s own state
Even to the detriment of others
And giving in to rivalry and hate
Forgets that we are sisters and we’re brothers.
The sign of living properly and well:
A deep, enduring resonance of joy,
Of which our sacred testaments all tell,
Is one not even thoughts of death destroy,
For when death comes, though sad we must depart,
We’ll know we have a blessedness at heart.