Gift | Obedience | Self | Stewardship | Time

From Prayers, p. 69, Michel Quoist [Andrews & McMeel Inc.] 1963 “You who are beyond time, Lord, you smile to see us fighting it.
And you know what you are doing.
You make no mistakes in your distribution of time to men.
You give each one time to do what you want him to do.
But we must not lose time, waste time, kill time,
For time is a gift that you give us,
But a perishable gift–a gift that does not keep.
“Lord, I have time, I have plenty of time,
All the time that you give me–
The years of my life, the days of my years, the hours of my days–
They are all mine.
Mine to fill, quietly, calmly, but to fill completely, up to the brim,
To offer them to you, that of their insipid water You may make a rich wine…

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