Strength Today

being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully

[Col 1:11]


God doth not need

Either man’s works or His own gifts; who best

Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best; His state

Is kingly; thousands at His bidding speed,

And post o’er land and ocean without rest;

They also serve who only stand and wait.

~ J. MILTON ~

We cannot always be doing a great work, but we can always be doing something that belongs to our condition. To be silent, to suffer, to pray when we cannot act, is acceptable to God. A disappointment, a contradiction, a harsh word, an annoyance, a wrong received and endured as in His presence, is worth more than a long prayer; and we do not lose time if we bear its loss with gentleness and patience, provided the loss was inevitable, and was not caused by our own fault.

~ FRANÇOIS DE LA MOTHE FÉNELON ~

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