Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Midweek Meditation: Arthur Bennett's Prayer

The world is often a paradox in motion. The English evangelist, Arthur Bennet recognizes this in a prayer.

Let me learn by paradox
That the way down is the way up.
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision.

[Arthur Bennett, The Valley of Vision, Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1975, xxiv]

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