THE BEAUTY OF PROPHETS IS THEIR WISDOM BECAUSE WISDOM AND TRUTH PERMEATES ALL TIME. WISDOM IS SOOTHING TO THE SOUL AND TRUTH CAN NEVER DIE NOR BE ERASED BY TIME NOR MAN BECAUSE TRUTH LIVES WITHIN ALL LIFE. IT IS ONLY UNTRUTHS AND MANS RELENTLESS DESIRE TO COLLECT ILLUSIONS WHICH ALWAYS SWIFTLY DISAPPEAR.

MY MOTHER HAD MANY OF Kahlil Gibran’s BOOKS IN THE HOUSE WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. SHE WAS A VERY DEEPLY FEELING PERSON AND THE LOSS OF MY 2 OLDER BROTHERS PUT HER IN A STATE OF GRIEF FOR A LONG TIME. FRIENDS GAVE HER THE BOOKS TO COMFORT HER. I DID NOT UNDERSTAND ALL OF GIBRAN’S WRITINGS AND SOME MADE ME FEEL SAD WHEN I READ THEM AS A CHILD BUT I RESONATED WITH THIS ONE ABOUT CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE TRUTH TO ME. I ALWAYS FELT LIKE GOD WAS MY FATHER SO THE DESCRIPTION ABOUT PARENTS MADE SENSE TO ME.

  • Anna M Smith