Monday, August 29, 2016
Thinking: wonderful servant; terrible master.
Ben Franklin asked himself each morning, "What good may I do today?" Then he went and did it. He believed the best way to worship God was to do Good for those He had created.
What good may I do TODAY? Then go do it! Don't think it away! Trust the little I can do with God's help is enough.
To do nothing because I can't do everything is greed.
When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain,
Before high-pilèd books, in charactery,
Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain;
When I behold, upon the night’s starred face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows with the magic hand of chance;
And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,
Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love—then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.