Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German writer and statesman, produced many works of poetry. The following poem was written by his mother. Reading it sure does give insight as to where he may have gotten some of his writing skills. Also, his mother’s work is a wonderful guide for everyday living. It may even serve as a great philosophy of life.
I rejoice in my life because the lamp still glows;
I seek no thorny ways;
I love the small pleasures of life,
If the doors are too low, I bend.
If I can remove a stone from the path, I do so;
If it is too heavy, I go around it.
I find something in every day that pleases me.
The cornerstone, my belief in God, makes my heart glad and my face shining.
There is a song that has the following words: “One day at a time sweet Jesus…” Jesus once said, “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Some good advice from a mother and Jesus for these days.
Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 8:34 AM EDT