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

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Surprised By Truth. Again

Just in the quiet course of today's reading there came that "touch it to see if the ink is dry" moment.

Reading Walter Riggan's commentary to the book of Numbers, this definition of shalom was written:

"...the peace which alone reconciles and strengthens,
which calms us and clears our sight,
which frees us from restlessness
and from the bondage of unsatisfied desires,
which imparts the consciousness of attainment,
the consciousness of permanence
in the midst of the transitoriness of oursel'es and of outward things."
~Montefiore, Jewish scholar.

This is the peace we are promised by our Lord, the peace from Him which the world cannot take away.

That's the word for This Day.

It is enough. 
It is more than enough.

Lord, grant this peace this day.  
Blaze it through each moment,
that in my life  any semblance of this peace can be clearly seen as being from you alone. 

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