The most important Prayer

To give and not to count the cost

My wife reminded me today that at the end of her school day everyone would assemble in the hall for prayers. 
Engraved on her memory was this:

Teach us, good Lord,

to serve you as you deserve,

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

to labour and not to ask for any reward,

save that of knowing that we do your will.

Amen.

For Christians the will of God is greatly important, as it is for all religions.
But to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, and to labour and not to ask for any reward – these are virtues that are good whether or not one has any religion.
They also have to be the most important words in our vocabulary. 


Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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