July 2012 Monday Musings

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Excerpts from the book: Markings.

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.

It is now, in this very moment, that I can and must pay for all that I have received. 
The past and its load of debt are balanced against the present. 
And on the future, I have no claim.

The original prayer below has "Thee"at the end of each line, but I have taken the liberty of replacing it with "You"- it seems more natural to say it that way.

 Give me a pure heart that I may see You,

  A humble heart that I may hear You,

A heart of love that I may serve You,

A heart of faith that I may abide in You.

Dag Hammarskjold


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