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By Christine Hall
In this day when the burdens of humanity
press so heavily upon us
I would begin not first with techniques of service
but with the most "Serious Call to a Devout Life,"
a life of such humble obedience to the Inner Voice
as we have scarcely dared to dream.
Hasten unto Him who calls you
in the silence of your heart.
The Hound of Heaven is ever near us,
the voice of the Shepherd is calling us home.
—Thomas Kelly (Quaker, 1945), from A Testament of Devotion
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