Digging through old notebooks for poems to add to my site, I came across this one. Looks like it started out as a song but, Bruce Cockburn style, devolved into a poem.
A poem on WIZ got me thinking about a walk I took around Cardston when I was about 25 years old.
Today’s priesthood lesson was from Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith, chapter 6 “Sustaining Those Whom the Lord Sustains”. I missed part of it because I had to slip out to check whether my sons were making a wreck of Primary sharing time. They weren’t, fortunately. When I came back to priesthood, the topic was dealing with dissension–not dissent, but dissension, as in how does a bishop help two members in conflict to make peace with each other?
My mind went to two incidents involving me. One happened a couple of years ago at work and still hasn’t been satisfactorily resolved from the perspective of making peace with each other. Suffice it to say that although, for the sake of peace, I accepted the boss’s decision on how the disagreement should be settled and sportingly, from my perspective, apologized to my opponent for participating in that…
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