The Good You Do

The Good You Do

The Good You Do

My intention in writing each week for the blog is to share what our life is really like.  My hope behind this is that we often only see the shiny parts of people and we never know the depths of their experience or the unshiny parts.  Last week’s blog called “the Habit of Freedom”  seemed to hit home for so many of you.  I am incredibly grateful for the outpouring of emails, calls and conversations that were started from this post.  One of our students brought me a CD and told me I had to listen to track 10.  I sat.  I listened.  I listened again and again.  I think everyone needs to hear this.  When you feel down, unsure of your path or your place in the world you should listen as often as needed.  (lyrics below)



The Good You Do (song & lyrics by Christine Kane)

You say that in times like these
You’re driven down to your knees
Looking around grieving what peace there was you promised yourself you would
Work for a world of good
Look at you now wondering what good it does

No lost hope no violent point of view

Can erase all of the good you do

There’s nothing as dark as night

But nothing so strong as light

Here is the choice: to let it burn out or bright In a world where the fear and force

Have buried the silent source
Can you deny the need for a light like yours

No fast pace no jaded attitude

Can erase all of the good you do

If someone has left his wrath
On everything in his path
Taking the wealth and leaving his trash behind

Will you be peace or pride
Can you at last decide
There’s no one to fight we are the same inside

So go home and get some rest
There’s many more miles and tests
All about love what if it comes to be all that we have left

No dark place no debt and no abuse Can erase all of the good you do


Elizabeth Delaney