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Leaves of Life - December 22


  • Franz Abt born 1819.
  • Thomas W. Higginson born 1823.
  • George Eliot died 1880.

Love and Pain
Make their own measure of all things that be.
No clock's slow ticking marks their deathless strain;
The life they own is not the life we see;
Love's single moment is eternity.

—Thomas W. Higginson.


Life is made stronger
Giving, receiving;
Love is made longer
Hoping, believing.

Life is made sweeter,
Truly worth living;
Love is completer,
Trusting, forgiving.

—M. B. S.

In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another.
—Romans 12. 10.

Loving Father, I thank thee that every morn breaks in a new day without the sadness of yesterday or the gladness of to-morrow. I pray that I may not lose the love and joy that it brings to-day. Amen.

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Originally published December 22, 2019.