Everliving Source of us all,
may we find wisdom this day;
may we come to understand—
that we without You we are a well without water;
that a person without friends is a tree without branches;
that words without deeds are a cry no one can hear;
that knowing without feeling is a head without a body;
that strength without tenderness is a darkness where no light shines;
that life without love is a desert where no rain falls.
May the wisdom we find this day make us wiser in the days ahead:
wise enough to be ourselves and to try to understand ourselves as best we may;
wise enough to be the master of our moods;
wise enough to find in the buffeting and shocks of life a discipline
that will make us stronger than we were before.
May the varied experiences of each day increase our store of wisdom.
May our fellowship with one another, and with You, increase our treasury of love.
— Waldemar Argow (Unitarian Minister)
[PHOTO by Peter Clark: Waterfall, Japanese Garden, Tully, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland He has placed his work in the Public Domain and is here courtesy of Wikkimedia Commons.]