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--Traditional Sufi saying.
--Matthew 5:6-8
The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version

And now, the Last Word:
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Blessed are those who hunger
and thirst for righteousness, for
they shall be satisfied. Blessed
are the merciful, for they shall
obtain mercy.  Blessed are the
pure in heart, for they shall see
Give us a pure heart that we may see thee,
A humble heart that we may hear thee,
A heart of love that we may serve thee,
A heart of faith that we may love thee.
--Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)
A Swedish diplomat and second Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Hammarskjold received the Nobel Peace Prize after his death in a plane crash.
O love, O pure deep love, be here, be now
Be all; Worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance,
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter than cold stars;
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.
--Mawlana Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273)
Persian poet, theologian, teacher of Sufism
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May the power of God this day enable me,
the nakedness of God disarm me,
the beauty of God silence me,
the justice of God give me voice,
the integrity of God hold me,
the desire of God move me,
the fear of God expose me to the truth,
the breath of God give me abundant life.
--Janet Morley
Formerly a director of Christian Aid in the UK, Morley currently is Secretary for
Adult Learning at the Methodist Church and author of "All Desires Known."
O Thou who art at home
Deep in my heart
Enable me to join you
Deep in my heart.
--The Talmud (Jewish)
God be in my head and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.

--Sarum primer (Catholic)
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a
jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an
egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on
indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must
be hatched or go bad.

--C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Irish scholar and author of 'The Chronicles of Narnia.'