Friday, May 02, 2008


Theodore RooseveltIt is said that when President Roosevelt entertained diplomatic guests at the White House he was fond of taking them out to the back lawn at the end of the day. As the President stood gazing at the night sky, all eyes would eventually be cast heavenward as his were. In his day, the vast array of stars was not dimmed by the city lights, and the magnificent display of God's brilliant creation would overcome the party. After a long moment, Mr. Roosevelt would say, "Gentlemen, I believe we are small enough now. Let's go to bed."

- Quote from this week's Presidential Prayer Team newsletter

What great perspective from an amazing man. He was a force to be reckoned with - a man of great passion and determination. Yet he recognized that in the entire scheme of things there was something if not someone bigger. I have wanted to read one of the many biographies about him for some time and intend to do so soon. For now I will merely ponder the wisdom of his practice.

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