Be patient, forgive each other;
Gird yourselves with love for God and your brother;
Let God’s peace prevail in you
For you are called to it, it’s true.

Be grateful, teach and perfect in wisdom each day,
Whether at work or at play.
Let your faith and love be seen in acts;
Let your words be based on the truth and your judgement – on facts.

Image credit: Shazron, “Mount Wilson in Banff National Park, Canada” February 2, 2019, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 13.02.2019


Wisdom of a situation

God put you in your current position –
Within it, be ready for unexpected things
And act boldly without waiting for a permission;
Pray each day to enjoy the fruits that wisdom brings.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 10.02.2019

Prayer is a strong thing

Prayer is a strong thing.
For our body we need water and food, for our soul – prayer and good deed.
Prayer plus fasting equals a wing and a wing
Which carry us up, closer to God, indeed.

Stock up with prayer if you intend to lead
Your family, workers or a people as a king;
Start with a prayer to succeed.
Let prayer heal an offence, a wound and a sting.

Let prayer help you in every need.
God hears you whenever you pray.
When your soul is hungry, you have food to feed.
Let prayer help every day and in every good deed.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 21.02.2015

Christmas Joy

Today the Great Joy came;
Therefore, let no one be sad:
Wise and silly, fit and lame,
Rich and poor, single and Dad.

The Peace has come;
Let no one be thinking of rage;
Let all be armed with love at least with some;
Let us sing, let us be sage.

This Day the King of unity
Has joined forces with us,
Therefore, our focus is the community;
Let us rejoice, seek peace and share the Christmas spirit thus.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Upper Kananaskis lake heading west. (15620569419)” November 16, 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 23.12.2018

Some people are eager to earn

Some people are eager to earn,
But it does them an ill turn.
I wish they could see
The real fruits of the real tree…

Gold gives power, they think;
They forgot it can bend to its will in a wink.
It’s impossible to serve mammon and to be happy,
It’s impossible to decay and to be snappy.

I don’t say go poor,
Just let your soul be pure.
Love will make your days sunny,
Life is not all money.
Iaroslav                                          Monday – Tuesday 19-20.12.2005

Be gentle

Be gentle in all your ways:
In studies, work, with a dog;
During good and bad days;
At home, with buddies, when it’s sunny, when there is fog.

If you don’t, you will regret,
You’ll wish you’d been gentle indeed,
You and your neighbour will be upset.
If you miss the mark, repent in word and deed.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 18.09.2018

Just for today

Just for today,
I will be happy truly;
I will live a worry-free day;
I will fulfill my duties duly.

I will not overwork,
But I will do just right;
I will pray before I use my fork,
And I will focus on light.

Image credit: Edna Winti, “2016 366 228 Up on Molar Pass (28937036461)” August 15, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 11.12.2018