Footprints on the Sea

We live in the midst of chaos and tradition.
We live in the midst of dust and snow.
We live in the midst of strife and sorrow.
And yet we can know peace.

We live in the midst of hunger and gluttony.
We live in the midst of excess and deprivation.
We live in the midst of greed and generosity.
And yet we can know contentment.

We live in the midst of anger and complacency.
We live in the midst of vengeance and indifference.
We live in the midst of tragedy and triumph.
And yet we can know compassion.

We live in the midst of polarizing personalities, issues and ideals.
We live in the midst of divisive factions and demeaning denigration.
We live in the midst of politicized trivia and ignored injustice.
And yet we can know love, forgiveness and patience.

There are always choices and there is always criticism.

Follow the footprints left upon the sea,
not the curses hurled from the beach.

H. Arnett
1/25/17

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About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Blair, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-five years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-one grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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