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TO ALL MY BROTHERS

From the January 1972 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I John 4:20 If I have not expressed true tenderness To him I know on earth; If there is one I feel not worth A moment's thought or second glance; If, for brief glory dearly bought, I shatter the confidence of a trusting heart, And treasure the false gold Of scornful thought; How can I claim to understand That Love divine, whose Word Insists I love another as myself? Dear Father, give to me that grace (Although I may not always merit it) Which melts the rocklike vein of thought And shapes it to Your likeness, That I may constantly show forth The gentle radiance of Your love, In words that heal and bless; In deeds that are not just so many words. Stanley John York.