Will You Make A Difference Today?

Moses shared a great prayer with us: Teach us to use wisely all the time we have (Psalm 90:12).

How will use your time wisely today? What does that look like in your world?

Let me today do something that shall take
A little sadness from the world’s vast store,
And may I be so favored as to make
Of joy’s too scanty sum a little more.
Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed
Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend;
Nor would I pass, unseeing, worthy need,
Or sin by silence when I should defend.
However meager be my worldly wealth,
Let me give something that shall aid my kind—
A word of courage, or a thought of health,
Dropped as I pass for troubled hearts to find.
Let me tonight look back across the span
‘Twixt dawn and dark, and to my conscience say—
Because of some good act to beast or man—
“The world is better that I lived today.” (Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Morning Prayer)

Make your world a better place because you passed through it today.

One Response to “Will You Make A Difference Today?”

  1. Frank Pray Says:

    “Or sin by silence when I should defend . . .”

    Craig, delighted to see you drawing from Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Thank you again for introducing me to her poetry.

    One of the reasons that I appreciate Wilcox’s work is illustrated by this poem. No where in it is God mentioned directly, but you feel the presence of God in every line.


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