Momentary access to the world-wide-web leads away from many words toward reflection on an ancient text.
O Lord, I am not proud;
I have no haughty looks.
I do not occupy myself with great matters
or with things that are too hard for me.
But I still my soul and make it quiet,
like a child on its mother’s breast;
my soul is quieted within me.
O Israel, wait for the Lord,
from this time forth and for evermore.
[Psalm 33, Book of Common Prayer psalm for the morning]
I wake before dawn to see the sun rise over the far horizon beyond Lake Superior, shining its rays across the waves, a beauty beyond compare. I do not occupy myself with “great things” that matter less and things too hard for me. I am not proud.
— Gordon C. Stewart, Encampment Forest, Two Harbors, MN, October 5, 2017.