Ode for Those Called to Counsel
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“Ode for Those Called to Counsel,” Ensign, June 1972, 51

Ode for Those Called to Counsel

I intend

To talk less and listen more,

To listen intently and understand more,

To comment less and absorb more,

To criticize less and to empathize more.

I intend

To suggest less and to help more,

To judge slowly and ponder longer,

To prod less and to compliment more,

Yes, to intend less, but to do more.