Wednesday, September 05, 2007

CQOD: 09/07/07 -- Schiller: three words

Christian Quotation of the Day

September 7, 2007
Commemoration of Douglas Downes, Founder of the Society of Saint Francis, 1957
    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
    -- 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

    There are three lessons I would write,
        Three words, as with a burning pen,
    In tracings of eternal light,
        Upon the hearts of men.

    Have Hope. Though clouds environ round,
        And gladness hides her face in scorn,
    Put off the shadow from thy brow:
        No night but hath its morn.

    Have Faith. Where’er thy bark is driven—
        The calm’s disport, the tempest’s mirth—
    Know this: God rules the hosts of heaven,
        The inhabitants of earth.

    Have Love. Not love alone for one,
        But man, as man, thy brother call;
    And scatter, like a circling sun,
        Thy charities on all.
    ... Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me a heart like Jesus.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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