On balance

Some of us need to stop thinking and do,
while others need to stop doing and think.

Some need to stop asking and give,
though others need to cease giving and ask.

Some of us need to stop crying and smile,
yet others need to stop smiling and cry.

Some need to stop confronting and give in,
while others need to quit compromising
and confront.

Some of us need to stop waiting and run,
though others need to stop running and wait.

Some need to practice discipline and organize,
yet others need to cease structuring themselves

into a box and relax.

from: Meditations for Christians Who Try to Be Perfect, Joan C. Webb

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