Day by Day

Every time I hear this song from the rock musical Godspell I flash back to a time in the early 1970s when my first wife Ellen was blind and I was hurting. Each time this song would come on the radio I would cry.. I was beside myself.. I hurt and didn't know what to do with my pain. Years later I would take my pain to the cross of Christ.

Little did I know that the heart of this song came from this prayer:

Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
For all the benefits thou hast won for me,
For all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me.

O most merciful Redeemer, Friend, and Brother,
May I know thee more clearly,
Love thee more dearly,
And follow thee more nearly:
For ever and ever.

St. Richard Chichester (1197-1253)

I prayed those words again today.


  1. To love Him more dearly and to follow Him more nearly I believe is the true heart cry of all of us who truly do. I know you do!!!!!

  2. Words with a lot of room for meditation. Good touchstones for any situation: am I knowing more, loving more, following more? Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Wow...Bob, thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you, Bob.


    Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)


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