Friday, September 18, 2009

Powers equal to your tasks

"O, do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle. But you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God."

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), author and clergyman, Sermons (1886).

Mr. Brooks is best known today as the author of the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

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