Blessed are the broken-hearted,
Because there are things they know about love,
That lovers have not learned;
Blessed are those who struggle at ordinary things,
Because valor is earned in struggle, not success;
Blessed are those who yearn,
If their desire is fair and noble.
For where the heart leads the will follows;
Blessed are those who doubt, who ask to be made sure,
For they peer into the darkness
And see that it is dark.
Blessed are we all, when we take the next step.
However humble, however weary, however short its goal,
If its aims are just,
And its purposes are pure.
George R. Pasley
June 23, 2021