Meet the Teacher: John Baillie

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from A Diary of Private Prayer

“Let me not go forth to my work believing only in the world of sense and time, but give me grace to understand that the world I cannot see or touch is the most real world of all. My life today will be lived in time, but eternal issues will be concerned in it.  The needs of my body will be clamant, but it is for the needs of my soul that I must care most.  My business will be with things material, but behind them let me be aware of things spiritual.  Let me keep steadily in mind that the things that matter are not money or possessions, not houses or lands, not bodily comfort or bodily pleasure; but truth and honor and meekness and helpfulness and a pure love of Thyself…

Make me wise to see all things today under the form of eternity, and make me brave to face all the changes in my life which such a vision may entail: through the grace of Christ my Savior.  Amen.”

Keep Reading: Concluding Thoughts from I Corinthians

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