Monday, 22 October 2012


Thinking this morning about an old prayer which I heard a number of times in school assembly,

Lord, teach me to be generous

Teach me 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 labor and not to ask for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your will.

As my good friend Bruce points out to me, Generosity is so often taken fiscally whilst it can equally apply throughout the whole of life, listening to folks holiday stories for example, acknowledging their opinions and so much more, especially toward those who disagree with us. 

He's at that age when he sometimes comes out with wise words.

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