With Thoughts Turned Godward

Make yourself clean and pure for the light of God to shine through. Drink in the divine Love eagerly; keep your heart open and sensitive to the highest impressions of beauty, of sympathy, of high thought. Give freely of the light and the love that are in you; radiate your tenderness. See that you allow no shadow of your discontent to fall on others, and if the blackness of doubt and restlessness submerges you, lean on God, wait, be patient, know that whatever darkness surrounds you, He is unstained, untouched, a sweet, pure, tender. enveloping Presence. And for the rest, know that whatever is good in you, whatever is helpful and high, whatever is lovely and loving, so far is God shining through you; and that the end and beginning of all things. and the one great duty of all men is to place themselves simply and humbly for that transmission If you ever despair at the slowness of the result. remember these words of Epictetus, "What then! Can a man make this resolve and so stand up faultless? He cannot, but this much he can,—be ever striving towards faultlessness."

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May 16, 1901

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