Got this inspiring poem from a friend. Enjoy…


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental,
To reach out for another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self,
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss,
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing and is nothing
They may avoid suffering and sorrow but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live
Chained by their certitudes, they are a slave, they have forfeited their freedom,
Only a person who risks is truly free


One response to “Risk

  1. I am now seriuosly depressed. I have gotten to that point Moses got to when the Egypt ians were on his tail and the Red Sea was in front of him. At this point he only had one question, ” Where does our help come from”

    Pastor M I have had it…God has won…I have no where to turn and now i am between a sharp knife and a torrent of flood water…either way the outcome is the same.

    I am now very tired and can not run any more, i am in debt to my eardrums, cant get a job and yet i am an honours student, cant get a gal yet i am as cute as pie, but most of all…most of all…i am tired of asking god for the same things i asked him for when i was 12, 16, 21,28, 32 i have had enough. Sometimes i wish i did not have family to think of or was not afraid of dying my choices would have been a little more clearer.

    i now only ask you to do me a small favor when you speak to God next time, tell him im sorry i did not turn out to be a doctor. tell him im sorry im addicted to pornagraphy and mastubation. Tell him Im sorry i reject rebuke and remain stiff necked.Tell him sorry that i am a murderer at heart, a rapist, a hardened criminal…these are the worst of my crimes…I wont ask for nothing else

    I m through

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