Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.
~ Black Elk (1863-1950)

Strength in the Fruits of Spirit

There’s a strength in love, and loving people are strong because they are able to overcome their selfishness.

There’s a strength in joy, and joyful people are strong because they have never been defeated by challenges and temptations.

There’s a strength in peace, and people who own peace are strong because they have never been in doubt.

There’s a strength in patient endurance, and patient people are strong because they are able to bear everything and they have never felt hurt.

There’s a strength in generosity, and generous people are strong because they have never held their words and hands to do good deeds.

There’s a strength in kindness, and kind people are strong because they are always able to do good things for everyone.

There’s a strength in faith, and faithful people are strong because they are able to defeat worldliness by their faith in God and other people.

There’s a strength in mildness, and a mild people are strong because they are able to restrain themselves from revenge.

There’s a strength in calmness, and calm people are strong because they are self-assured.

~ Anon

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