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Ella Wheeler Wilcox - All Roads That Lead To God Are Good

All roads that lead to God are good.
What matters it, your faith, or mine?
Both centre at the goal divine
Of love’s eternal Brotherhood.

The kindly life in house or street –
The life of prayer and mystic rite –
The student’s search for truth and light –
These paths at one great Junction meet.

Before the oldest book was writ,
Full many a prehistoric soul
Arrived at this unchanging goal,
Through changeless Love, that leads to it.

What matters that one found his Christ
In rising sun, or burning fire?
In faith within him did not tire,
His longing for the Truth sufficed.

Before our modern hell was brought
To edify the modern world,
Full many a hate-filled soul was hurled
In lakes of fire by its own thought.

A thousand creeds have come and gone,
But what is that to you or me?
Creeds are but branches of a tree –
The root of love lives on and on.

Though branch by branch proved withered wood,
The root is warm with precious wine.
Then keep your faith, and leave me mine –
All roads that lead to God are good. 

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Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Poem: All Roads That Lead To God Are Good
Poem of the Day: Mar 11 2006

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 15th, 2009 at 8:54 PM.

This is the most heart warming poem. It is about tolerance of other religions, other cultures, and other nationss. We need hear it more than ever in these troubling times.

Betty Bradshaw from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on March 11th, 2006 at 10:13 AM.

This is really a message of love for all humanity.

Razia from United States

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