Sunday, February 2, 2014

To obey is best

Henceforth I learn, that to obey is best,
And love with fear the only God, to walk
As in his presence; ever to observe
His Providence, and on him sole depend,
Merciful over all his works, with good
Still overcoming evil, and by small
Accomplishing great things, by things deemed weak
Subverting worldly strong, and worldly wise
By simply meek: that suffering for truth's sake
Is fortitude to highest victory,
And, to the faithful, death the gate of life;
Taught this by his example, whom I now
Acknowledge my Redeemer ever blest. 
Paradise Lost, John Milton

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