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The Heartbeat of Life

Life has a heartbeat

Some days are full of joy

Others filled with sadness

Sometimes there is gladness

There are times we look at the madness

Other times we have to turn away

Too much to carry the weight of cruelty to others in our minds
How people can be so filled with hate

These people don’t see love

Only judgment of the color of a person’s skin

Lessons of debasing others passed down through the generations

We need to come together

To understand that more hatred isn’t the answer
More compassion for others is
Accepting that everyone regardless of their race are created equal


Be wary of wolves in sheep’s clothing
Their message sounds pleasing to the ear
Be careful
Be alert
Be mindful that often what sounds too good to be true is


What we need in America, in this world, are truth speakers
What we need is acceptance of one another as brothers and sisters
United in a common cause to root out injustice wherever it is exists
Call it out
Name it
Bring the truth of it out from the darkness of obscurity to the light of day

Your life has its unique heartbeat
Listen to its message
Pray for insight
Ask for godly wisdom how to proceed when you see injustice
Pick your battles wisely
Let your life be guided with acts of kindness
Where you find you are judgmental admit it to yourself
I seek to do that
I know
Easier said than done

Work on being more loving

More giving

More accepting that our differences don’t need to divide us

They can unite us in a common purpose

To care
To not just say we love but do it
Teach others what it means to have a heartbeat

Dr. Kevin James Osborne M.A., M.Div., Psy.D.. D.A.B.T.E, C.M.H.C. is Dean of Psychology and President of Student Affairs at St. James the Elder University. Karen Osborne B.A., D.Sc. in Psychology (honoris causa) C.M.H.C. is the Registrar of St. James the Elder University.