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[Written for the Journal]

THE LIVING WAY

From the April 1921 issue of The Christian Science Journal


To live—not for some joy that lies ahead,
Some beautiful but vague Elysian field;
But find that in real living joy is shed
In radiant light that daily blessings yield.

To work—not to accomplish some great end,
Some distant fortune or long sought career;
But, in those duties that to-morrows send,
Learn that the goal we seek is ever here.

To ask—not why the road leads here, why there,
As through this mystic world we make our way;
But as we pluck the wayside blossoms fair
Learn not with doubt but gratitude to pray.

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