Blessed are those who love; the ones whose hands
Are opened wide, to give and to receive,
Who live embracing mercy every day,
Walking the wondrousness that they believe.
Blessed are those who love; who face their fear
And reach across the valleys of their dread
To touch another’s soul with gentleness
And speak the words of peace and grace instead.
Blessed are those who love; who turn aside
From every thought of envy’s dark dismay
And rather choose to cheer another’s joy,
And cast the self’s idolatry away.