From the forest branches fading
Self-sacrifice to a huge silence.
Dark formlessness settled over all
Of land and water.As shadows, as particles,
Fused with endless night.I came to rest
At the altar of the stars.Alone, amazed,
Upwards with hands clasped and said,
"Sun, you have removed
Your rays: show now your loveliest,
That I may see the Person who dwells in
me as in you."
In the face of the strain of tasks beyond our strength, we must turn inward to the Source of strength. If we measure our human strength against the work we see immediately ahead, we shall feel hopeless, and if we tackle it in that strength, we shall be frustrated... There is no healthier lesson we can learn than our own limitations, provided this is accompanied by the resignation of our own strength and reliance on the strength of God. The wheel of life will fly apart unless it is spoked to the Center ... wherever we go rushing onward without taking time to turn inward.