Read Your Own Heart Right

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We would have inward peace,
yet will not look within;
we would have misery cease,
yet will not cease from sin.

Once, read your own heart right
and you will have done with fears;
man gets no other light
though he search a thousand years.

—Matthew Arnold, 1852

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.


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