Quote of Note #54 — Getting First Things First


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Part of a pillar at the entrance to Highland Park in Pittsburgh, PA; photo by GAC

“Today, O Lord —
let me put right before interest;
let me put others before self;
let me put the things of the spirit before the things of the body;
let me put the attainment of noble ends above the enjoyment of present pleasures;
let me put principle above reputation;
let me put Thee before all else.”

John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1955, page 61.

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