Waking Up….

If I have faltered more or less,
In my great task of happiness,
If I have moved among my race,
And showed no shining morning face,
If books and my food and summer rain,
Knock on my quiet heart in vain,
Lord, Thy most pointed pleasure take,
And stab my spirit broad awake.

-Robert Louis Stevenson


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  1. northwoodsnomad

    It’s amazing to see how much God was a part of people’s lives back in the day. (The day being defined as the era of people like Stevenson, Newton, etc.) While not all were believers the spiritual intellect was there. The knowledge and appreciation for God was much more apparent in the writings and actions of those in history. If I’m not mistaken, even the masons had at one point some strong biblical values. I hope and pray that at some of us will stay focused. I’m reminded of a quote from one of my favorite movies, Joe vrs the Volcano:

    “My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement.”

    I pray that I’ll remain one of those few!

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