The Lives of a Man – The Feeling of Selfishness

It was late at night.
A man was walking through a city.
He was mumbling to himself as he walked.
He was praying.
He was repeating the same prayer over and over again.

After a while the man stopped.
He stood under a tree.
He looked around.
He looked up and down the street.
He did not recognize anything.

He was lost.
He was completely and utterly lost.
He was alone.
He was completely and utterly alone.

The man was alone and he was terribly unhappy.

The man saw a crowd of people.

Suddenly he stopped his prayer.
He thought about the words of the prayer.

He was asking for relief from his suffering.

It seemed selfish.
He thought that it seemed selfish.
It occurred to him that it seemed selfish.

He thought about other people.
He thought about the suffering of other people.

The man changed the words of his prayer.
He changed the words from “May Jesus Christ have mercy on my soul” to “May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls”.

It was a still a ten syllable prayer.
It was still a ten syllable line.
He only changed one word.
He only changed one syllable.

He prayed for the relief of suffering of all people.

The man continued walking and he continued praying.
He walked through the city and he prayed as he walked.

May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.

The Road

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