Birth

March 20, 2008 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

Birth is a beginning
And death a destination
And life is a journey
From childhood to maturity
And youth to age
From innocence to awareness
And ignorance to knowing
From foolishness to discretion
And then perhaps to wisdom.
From weakness to strength
Or strength to weakness
And often back again.
From health to sickness
And back we pray to health again
From offense to forgiveness
From loneliness to love
From joy to gratitude
From pain to compassion
And grief to understanding.
From fear to faith
From defeat to defeat to defeat
Until, looking backward or ahead,
We see that victory lies
Not at some high place along the way
But in having made the journey, stage by stage.
Birth is the beginning
And death the destination
And life is a journey, a sacred pilgrimage
To life everlasting.

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