photo by Patrick Frey
“There is only one basis
for really enjoying life,
and that is, to walk in the way
in which God leads you.
Then you are prepared to find delight
in all sorts of wayward incidents...
When a man is drifting through life,
seeking nothing outside of self-gratification,
the world must become increasingly
a barren and forbidding wilderness.
But it is wonderful how many delights
fall to the lot of him who is led by God.
For such a one the clasp of a friend's hand,
a cool drink in the heat of noon,
a merry salutation from a passing traveler,
a glimpse of beauty by the road,
a quiet resting place at night,
are all full of unspeakable pleasure.”
- Leaves of Gold