September 30

OUR Father! while our hearts unlearn
The creeds that wrong Thy name,
Still let our hallowed altars burn
With faith’s undying flame.

Not by the lightning-gleams of wrath
Our souls Thy face shall see;
The star of love must light the path
That leads to heaven and Thee.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

LET every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close; then let every one of these short lives leave its sure record of some kindly thing done for others, some goodly strength or knowledge gained for yourselves; so, from day to day, and strength to strength you shall build up indeed by art, by thought, and by just will an ecclesia of England, of which it shall not be said, “See what manner of stones are here!” but, “See what manner of men.”
John Ruskin

I DO desire with God that all, but yet affirm with men that few, shall know salvation; but the bridge is narrow, the passage strait, unto life; yet those who do confine the Church of God either to particular nations, churches, or families, have made it far narrower than Our Saviour ever meant it.
Sir Thomas Browne

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