Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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To give vengeance is not ours:
in the hours and days until years
give out, forgiveness is our lantern
the light that guides the way
patience to calm contention
humility dousing vanity, mercy
to restore justice, labor serves
to heal the broken heart, lift
the heavy burden, break every yoke
to free the poor, our own flesh
serving banquets to hungry folk
always in gratitude, confessing
Godís hand, brings bounteous fields
flowering gardens, flowing springs
water, fresh air in liberation from
worldly deceit, sure confirmation
in our closed closet of simple prayer.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. December 8, 2011 Costa Rica