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“Let Religion Be To Us Life and Joy” by Vincent Silliman

Let religion be to us life and joy.
Let it be a voice of renewing challenge
to the best we have and may be;
let it be a call to generous action.
Let religion be to us a dissatisfaction with things that are,
which bids us serve more eagerly the true and the right.
Let it be the sorrow that opens for us the way of sympathy,understanding, and service to suffering humanity.
Let religion be to us the wonder and lure of that
which is only partly known and understood:
An eye that glories in nature’s buy imitrex nasal spray online majesty and beauty,
and a heart that rejoices in deeds of kindness and of courage.
Let religion be to us security and serenity
because of its truth and beauty,
and because of the enduring worth and power
of the loyalties which it engenders;
Let it be to us hope and purpose,
and a discovering of opportunities
to express our bes through daily tasks:
Religion, uniting us with all that is
admirable in human beings everywhere;
Holding before our eyes a prospect of the better life for humankind,
which each may help to make actual.

Vincent B. Silliman

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