February Fifteenth

Salient Thought for the Day.
Our trials are a greater blessing than the pleasant things which happen to us.

 

Lines to Memorize
Brother, thy load is heavy and thou art weary;
But One Who has placed the load upon thy head will also give
thee strength to carry it…
He knows both thy strength and failing;
His gift is just and right-proportioned.
Bear thou then with unruffled mind joy and sorrow,
loss and gain.

 

Lessons
O blessed sorrow! you rend our heart with your sharp thrust that
we may be purged of self and delusion. You are truly our benefi-
cent friend, but you come with fierce scorn of a foe. You are the
awakener of our spoiled lethargic hearts. Come as oft as you think
best.

 

Prayer
Sweet Comforter, my soul’s unfailing Refuge,
Thou art the embodiment of all that is blessed;
Bless me that I may find my sole comfort and joy in Thee,
Taking whatever Thou givest with trusting heart.
Make me a worthy channel to express
Thy power and do Thy Will.

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