Selfhood

What is this self to which we fondly clingAs though it, of itself, accomplished aught?Save by reflection man has never wrought,Nor ever can achieve, one worthy thing.The human self has one task—to bringIn line with unselfed love our every thought;Put that which is in place of what is not,And know the allness of God's governing.

Selfhood in matter we can never find.Man but reflects the omnipresent Mind.Yet human selfhood may not be despised;Rather, it needs to be evangelized,Transformed, transfigured, till at length we proveThe perfect image of God, perfect Love.

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