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  A Christian Faith Magazine August 2005, Volume 11, Issue 1  
Road The Quest
Dorothy Riera
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Dag Hammarskjold
Dag Hammarskjold

The longest journey, wrote Dag Hammarskjold, is the journey inward. It is a quest that drives us to search within our souls for the light that will enhance our lives. During our lifetime we journey in a spiritual quest hoping it will change or affect our lives. Each of our life's experiences should inspire us to continue this sublime quest. It is a seed planted in a garden. It is watered, nurtured and grown under the golden rays of the sun. It flourishes and bears its fruit.

Each challenge, great or small, should be accepted knowing we are strong in our faith and our beliefs. The journey never ceases, the quest is unending. As we go forth in the different paths of life, choosing sometimes "the road less traveled", we accept the quest, we reach out to enrich our spiritual life and we evoke the verses of Dag Hammarskjold:

...Give us
A pure heart
That we may see Thee,
A humble heart
That we may hear Thee,
A heart of love
That we may serve Thee,
A heart of faith
That we may live Thee.

Whom I do not know
But whose I am.
Whom I do not comprehend
But who has dedicated me To my fate.


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Originally published in the August 1995 issue

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