At the beginning of the day

For Christians, the beginning of the day should not be burdened and depressed with besetting concerns about the day’s work.

At the threshold of each new day stands the Lord who made it. All the darkness and distraction of the dreams of night retreat before the clear light of Jesus Christ and his wakening word. All unrest, all impurity, all care, all anxiety flee before him.

Therefore at the beginning of the day, let all distraction and empty talk be silenced, and let the first thought and the first word belong to him to whom our whole life belongs.

Awake, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

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