So then, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. — Matt 5:48 NET
So, take and use thy work: amend what flaws may lurk,
What strain o’ the stuff, what warpings past the aim!
My times be in Thy hand! perfect the cup as planned!
Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same!
— Robert Browning.
No matter how often defeated, you are born to victory. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson.
When I hear a young man spoken of as giving promise of high genius, the first question I ask about him is always—Does he work?
— John Ruskin.
O God, I pray that thou wilt search me, and in the silent moments show me myself without obstruction. Breathe upon me thy awakening breath, that I may be revived to nobler activities. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - May 7
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.