January 18, 2009

Sunday Quote

Empower me
to be a bold participant,
rather than a timid saint in waiting,
in the difficult ordinariness of now;
to exercise the authority of honesty,
rather than to defer to power,
or deceive to get it;
to influence someone for justice,
rather than impress anyone for gain;
and, by grace, to find treasures
of joy, or friendship, of peace
hidden in the fields of the daily
you give me to plow.
-Ted Loder


joan said...

Lovely. We will have to start putting together my church pictures and your words.

Susan said...

Great idea :)
My quotes are often in lieu of attendance as well...the spirit is willing but the flesh wants to sleep in!

Amy said...

That's very inspiring! I think it's very appropriate for this week!