(Fourth Conversation - First Letter)
"Then he said to all, 'If anyone wishes
to come after me, he must deny himself and
take up his cross daily and follow me. For
whoever wishes to save his life will lose
it, but whoever loses his life for my sake
will save it. What profit is there for one
to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit
He is the Master of her days
And nights -- He holds each thread
Steadfast, eternal in His ways:
She rests on Him; her hope is prime.
He is the way; He leads her well.
He is the Truth; her trust is sure.
He is the Life: Emmanuel --
"God is with us" -- strong
She has surrendered all in trust
To Him, whom she strives to adhere.
Having left all behind as dust,
Her sight of His will is left clear.
The Lord of life and love and light;
What better master could there be?
He works with her to set things right;
She clings with great humility.
His ways govern her first recall;
His Holy Presence is her all.
May the Master guide our hearts to trust
in Him completely and to yield to His will
1. Luke 9:23-25
(c) Paul Buis, 2004