It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Chapter 2, Page 1, Book 12
Goodness knows that sometimes the greatest thing in the world is a smile from a child. So Goodness laughs a lot.
Goodness knows that it's easier to break a child than to mend one,
So Goodness handles with care.
Goodness knows that everyone deservers a second chance,
And sometimes a third and fourth chance, too.
Goodness knows that we all need friends in this world
So Goodness is determined to be friendly.
Goodness knows that only people count,
So Goodness never counts out people.
Goodness knows that life is sometimes lonely,
But we are never alone.
And when the sorrows of life are left unexplained, it's still not too much to bear,
For we can trust that Goodness knows.
Doing good and being a do-gooder are two different things. A do-gooder does good for the sake of fulfilling an image of what is right, whereas a person who does good for the sake of goodness itself is really doing what is right.
How do we define the word Good? We can say that was good food, it is good weather and that was a good report. We might say he did a good job or that was a good ways from here. Has any one ever told you go and have fun and be good? For some of us to have fun and be good cannot be put together.
We have heard the expression, If it feels good, do it. We might equate good with looking good or feeling good or having goods. How much do we have to have to feel good?
What's wrong with feeling good about doing something good? Maybe we could spread the idea that helping and doing good feels good and perhaps more people might give it a whirl.
For goodness' sake, for the sake of the goodness of God in us and for the sake of all the good gifts we have received from God, let's continue, in the words of John Wesley, to do all the good we can, in all the places we can, to all the people we can.
My goodness, it's great to be able to enjoy another wonderful day!