Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday Prayer

In the great quiet of God,
     my troubles are but pebbles on the road,
My joys are like the everlasting hills.
So it is when I step through the gate of prayer
     from time into eternity.
When I am in the consciousness of God,
     my brothers and sisters are not far-off and forgotten,
     but close and strangely dear.
They shine, as if a light were glowing within them.
Even those who frown on me
     and love me not
     seem part of the great scheme of God. 
                    -Walter Rauschenbusch, 20th century pioneer of Social Gospel movement.