Of the millions of species that have ever been,
we're blessed above them all
for we alone possess the precious trait of forgiveness
yet offer it to none.
Of all the inherent qualities
that set us apart from the animal world,
the traits of love and empathy
and acceptance most of all
elude us like the changing of the wind.
Neither intellect nor conscious thought
really mark our humanity,
but the ability to forgive ourselves
and to extend it unto all we meet.
So little separates us from the animals that have been,
yet the most sacred trait that we hold back
is the capacity to forgive.
Who was this man named Jesus
who possessed enlightenment?
He chose to ignore the bad in Man
and focus on the good.
And with forgiveness goes hand-in-hand
the choice to trust our fellow men
for when we cannot extend our faith
what hope is there for those
who seek to find
No, we reap what we sow.
And when we sow mistrust and rejection
we cannot expect but to reap