for the Day
We cannot play the hypocrite in the realm of sanctity.
None can hear his footsteps save those whose sanctuary-door is open;
His noiseless tread is heard only by those whose outer ears are closed.
In order to practice the sense of the Divine Presence within us we must get rid of all insincerity and complexity. We must be genuine and earnest. That is why singleness of purpose is preached so insistently; our thought must be unmixed and simple. Until our heart is simplified, it is difficult to feel the Presence of the Divine. To make the heart simple we must not listen to the voices of the world, we must not yield to sights and sounds. Then our perceptions become keen and we perceive the Presence.
You who are eternally abiding in my soul,
I lift my heart in worship to You.
Nurture within me the true spirit of sanctity.
May insincerity or doubt or skepticism never overwhelm me.
May my mind be free from unrest and distraction.
May I remain firm in my devotion and faithful in my life.