Smiling Alone

Smiling Alone


Reflections

[Lord! Give me faith, which gives a man...]

The strength to be weak -- [for thine sake]

to see himself

-- his weakness

and to accept it -- in front of everyone

The strength to change, to move on -- against the tide -- all alone

The strength of demolish -- that which he had built

in many long years

with his own hands

in great pain and with great love

And the strength to dream -- once again

The strength to build again

to demolish again

and to dream -- yet again

The ambition to achieve -- nothing

The ambition to make the effort

And the heart to see that -- as achievement

They courage to lose, and to see that -- as triumph

The courage to bear -- persecution, banishment

And the power to take revenge -- by forgiving

and loving

and giving

The gift of giving -- himself

without letting anyone know

and of smiling -- alone




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Rent and Riba

The Meaning of Riba

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