Sunday, January 14, 2018

Service To Others

May my thoughts and my speech,
leisure and labor,
my acts and reflections,
my prosperity and adversity,
my life and my death,
my health and sickness, and whatsoever else is mine;
that I exist,
that I live,
that I feel,
that I understand:
let all be devoted to them,
and all be spent for them,
for whom Thou Thyself did not disdain to spend Thyself

- Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot of Rievaulx (1110-1167)

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