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THE NEXT STEP

From the March 8, 1958 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


JOURNEYING Truth's path, I wait to know the next step I shall take. With Paul, in blindness, I may ask, "Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?" Is it to be the patient treading Of some loving second mile Where human will opposing human will Has made a seeming impasse? Will it be A meek return over the stony road Of ignorant or willful straying, With each retraced move accompanied By deep penitential praying? Shall it be a joyous stepping forth To show a gratitude I had neglected? Or a bold, forward, sudden stride to grasp Some good beyond the humanly expected? Quiet, I wait To know the next step I shall take, The step which God will show me, Making my pathway plain.