Blessed indeed are those whose purpose in life inspires others to pursue theirs.

Blessed indeed are those whose purpose in life inspires others to pursue theirs.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Seeking Life’s Real Meaning

I’d readily toil in rain or sun,
Just to earn enough to live;
But I’d rather like to help someone
And to have enough to give.

For seek I, not just bread to eat
Or a place where I can sleep,
But a meaning to make this life complete
And peace to always keep.

Aye, what is life if lived alone,
With not a bit of sharing?
And what man is a man with heart of stone,
Not for his brother caring?

So, my fervent prayer shall always be
To live each single day
With strength and courage and a heart that’s free
From guilt along the way.

For whither I go from here I know not,
Nor wherefrom I have come,
Beyond the truth that life is short,
From birth till rest in sum.

Eric A. Trott
31st July 1991


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

If I Could

If I could turn back the hands of time,
I'd set it to the moment before
I first discovered, that my only crime
Was desiring just to have some more.

If I could take back the words I've said,
I'd take back every arrogant boast,
The things I've said when I lost my head,
Hurting those I've loved the most.

If I could undo every unkind action,
I'd replace every furious frown,
With a loving, gentle, kind reaction,
To everyone who had pulled me down.

If I could change the thoughts I've thought,
I'd choose the meanest ones I could,
Of those by whom I've been hurt a lot,
And those I've sometimes misunderstood.

If I could set the record right,
I'd confess every dishonest claim:
I'd walk by faith and not by sight,
And to love would be my only aim.

Yes. If I could, there's a lot I'd change
Of all my past has ever been,
So, may God in future, my steps arrange,
May my mind stay pure and my heart stay clean.

Eric A Trott
28th January 2020