Sunday, January 29, 2012

A scripture favorite (set as a poem)

a medley by Steve Marsh
a man is supple and weak when living
hard and stiff when dead

No power or influence can be maintained, except
the hard and the strong are the signs of death
the supple and changing the signs of life

by persuasion, by long suffering, by meekness and by gentleness
that which is forceful will not vanquish
that which is strong will fall to the axe

by kindness and pure knowledge
the strong fails
the supple succeeds

without hypocrisy and without guile
nothing is more submissive and weak than water
yet for breaking mountains, nothing can surpass it

Charity and virtue
that the weak overcome the strong, the
submissive the hard, all know
Yet none can put it into practice

Then the priesthood shall distill upon thy soul
as the dew from heaven and without
compulsory means dominion
shall flow unto thee

Forever and ever
Lao Tze
Tao Te Ching
Joseph Smith
Doctrine and Covenants 121

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