the story and the song

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“I have the weakness of a teacher, who thinks that his task is to bring light to others, to cast pearls before them, if you will, and who therefore often forgets how needy he himself is.  I’m tempted to think, ‘God has set me before these students to bring them some moment of light’, and that may not be such a bad thing to consider.  But while I am busy bringing light and congratulating myself for it, I maybe be missing the true light and forgetting that God has sent the students to me so that my own darkness may be dispelled.”
~Anthony Esolen, Reflections on the Christian Life~

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O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high
I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother
like a weaned child is my soul with in me.
O Israel, hope in the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore.
~Psalm 131~

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