Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wealth & Poverty Are Relative

From one of the prayers in The Valley of Vision (106):

May I never think I prosper unless my soul prospers,
                                    or that I am rich unless rich toward thee,
                                    or that I am wise unless wise unto salvation….

May I be poor, afflicted, despised and have thy blessing,
                        rather than be successful in enterprise,
                                    or have more than my heart can wish,
            or be admired by my fellow-men,
                                    if thereby these things make me forget thee.

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