Selfless Service

“Selfless Service,” New Era, Feb. 1997, 51

Selfless Service

It’s that feeling when you know

you have done something right.

It twinkles and breathes in your


It spirals and shines through your


It weaves with all goodness exposed

in smooth melody.

And you feel like all the warmth

of the world gathered up tight

and you know you are blossoming,

ready to sprout with love’s wings.

You are unthawed,

pristine water

Cajoling life everywhere—

at least in yourself.

Cleansing anywhere,

like scouring floods of sunlight—

you are cleansing yourself.