Don’t turn your heart from the things that matter most—
the inner dread,
the thoughts and fears
that fill your head.
Through these is where true freedom flies—
true human life,
from within life’s strife.
Don’t run or hide from the pains which plague you—
Take heart, and give heart too—
shared suffering heals us,
it’s God’s plan of love
making us victorious.
Don’t worry that you’re something wrong—
you are God’s image,
we are all imperfect
yet bear perfection’s visage.
Know the truth of this your calling—
peace found within your soul,
willfully, joyfully, bearing
the turmoil of your earthly role.