Tears and Whispers
In our efforts to be virtuous we often tolerate injustice. And in our efforts to be just, we often overstep our bounds. True justice lies in knowing the rights of creation. It is why the best of creation (prayers and peace be upon him) was the most moderate in temper, for excellence is the sum of all acts wrought in moderation.
Take care you are not blinded by
The tears in your eyes
That long to weep an ocean deep
For all that they receive;
Take care you are not deafened by
The whispers in your ear
That like the clamor of a hammer
Make your heart to grieve;
But let your inward temperate check
Your hearing and your sight;
There is no virtue if when hurt,
You steal another’s right.