We are always asking. We ask for truth with every inquiring thought. We ask for our daily bread by the industry of our hands. We ask for human friendship with our very eyes. And as life grows more real and deep, we ask for nobler kinds of good; for clearer minds and purer hearts, for the wisdom which is profitable to direct; for deliverance from inherited imperfections and personal selfishness; for larger powers and wide opportunities of service; for the insights of truth and beauty. And sometimes we dare to ask for more intimate communion with the Perfect Spirit in Nature, in humanity, and in our own souls.
— Charles G. Ames (1828-1912)
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