Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only.
This is God's work. Therefore it must be triumphant. There is no place for misgiving or despondency.
There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.
I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.
Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure.
There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you tomorrow.
So then, when I speak to you, I speak to myself. If I seem to warn or to rebuke you, it is not so much you, as myself, to whom the warning or the rebuke is addressed.
The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread.
It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable.