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Litany Response: “A Day!”
Do we really apprehend what a day is? Do we feel its importance? Do we know its capacity?
It has risen upon us from the great depth of eternity, girt round with wonder; emerging from the womb of darkness; a new creation of Life and Light spoken into being by the word of God.
In itself one entire and perfect sphere of space and time, filled and emptied of the sun.
Every past generation is represented in it—it is the flowering of all history.
And in so much it is richer and better than all other days which have preceded it.
And we have been recreated to new opportunities with new powers;
Called to this utmost promontory of actual time, this centre of all converging life.
And it is for to-day’s work we have been endowed—its is for this that we are pressed and surrounded with these facilities.
The sum of our entire being is concentrated here and to-day is all the time we absolutely have. Celebrate today.
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Last updated on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
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