Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My script of joy, immortal diet,
y bottle of salvation.
My gown of glory, hopes true gauge,
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

~Sir Walter Raleigh

A hiker, walking for pleasure, likes to choose between several alluring trails.
The pilgrim desires only the road that leads home.

~Frank W. Boreham

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This Day's Thought

My life today will be lived in time,
but eternal issues will be concerned in it.
...I, a pilgrim of eternity, stand before Thee,
O eternal One...
Make me wise to see all things today
under the form of eternity,
and make me brave
to face all the changes in my life
which such a vision may entail:
Through the grace of Christ my Savior.

John Baillie, 1886-1960