Callousness of the Spirit
At this Lenten season we have special reason
To ponder God's world and endear it
To our daily living, our loving, our giving.
And bringing a glow to the spirit.

Above daily strife and the conflicts of life
There's the call of the soul; let me hear it.
Set my heart, Lord, on fire, not with "flames of desire,"
But the warm inner glow of the spirit.
Oh give me a vaster concept of the Master, -
The Way of the Cross - nor yet fear it.
Lord, give me, I pray - not just for today -
But for always that glow of the spirit.

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