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Unselfish less
by Lew Duffey

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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We are too much haunted by ourselves, projecting the central shadow of self on everything around us. And then comes the Gospel to rescue us from this selfishness. Redemption is this, to forget self in God. Author: Frederick W. Robertson


 
I had a severe case of the “I wants” when a child
If my brother Jim took my toy I would go wild
 
As I grew older I learned to share a few
If I was tired of it I might share it with you
 
Even in romance I was not totally selfless
A thing called jealousy created times of stress
 
In fact even my very love for God and his son
Cannot be considered totally unselfish when all is said and done
 
Why do I love my Lord and my Maker you may inquire?
It is because of what he does for me and the fear of Hells fire
 
If any man would have you believe his love is totally unadulterated
That man starts with a lie and his devotion is thus contaminated
 
So, my friend when you kneel yourself down to pray,
“Father forgive me for I have sinned,” is what you should say
 
His love is pure and his motivates are virtuous
His intentions are based on fairness, kindness and forgiveness
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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/20/2010
"Projecting the central shadow of 'Self' on everything around us"

You have sadly summed up our modern, selfish world, today.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 12/19/2010
Lew,

So much truth in this wonderfully written piece.

Mary
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 12/19/2010
Great poem



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