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Monday, December 25, 2006

A grouchy saint

A little on the lighter side:

Brother returned from fields of sin;
My father had a ball.
Me? I'll be a grouchy saint --
If I'm a saint at all.


I know conversion's evidence --
Love brethren, one and all.
But let me be a grouchy saint --
If I'm a saint at all.

On soured milk I have been raised,
I've drank some bitter gall.
My face shows I'm a grouchy saint --
If I'm a saint at all.

My practice is the narrow way.
Doctrines? CORRECT ON ALL!!
My pride suits a grouchy saint --
If I'm a saint at all.

If someone disagrees with me,
We might get in a brawl.
My mood proclaims a grouchy saint --
If I'm a saint at all.

I'm at my best, above the rest,
When sadness casts its pall.
That suits me -- a grouchy saint --
If I'm a saint at all.

-- by R. L. Vaughn December 8, 2006

[Note: Some mistakenly think the correct opposite of this grouchy saint is to always yuk and ham it up. Not so. The correct "opposite" of the grouchy saint is not the saint who knows all the latest jokes, but the one who patiently rests in the will of God. "Godliness with contentment is great gain."]

4 comments:

J. Watkins said...

"R.L."
I hate to interupt your blog by posting irrelevant messages. We are having a workday at Cool Springs on New Years Day. WE are going to have New Years Lunch as well. Hope to see you there.

J. Watkins
watkins2356@cs.com

Bro. Matt said...

i'm not grouchy...just irritated!

Hahaha!!!

amity said...

I love it, Robert- Something for me to remember.

R. L. Vaughn said...

j. watkins -- thanks for the info on the Cool Springs workday. We'll hope to be there.

bro. matt -- I guess I'll have to write one on irritated saints now!

amity -- glad you liked it.