Having once studied these principles you are eternally to practise them. You are to warm yourselves at these fires, and to have recourse to them every day. When you think not of these things you are in the dark. And if you would walk in the light of them, you must frequently meditate. These principles are like seed in the ground, they must continually be visited with heavenly influences, or else your life will be a barren field.
The principles Traherne was putting before us (see post of 6 July) are: ‘This life is the most precious season in all Eternity, because all Eternity dependeth on it.’ I repeat the prayer from that post.
Lord, help me to see this life as a part of eternity, strangely and stupendously blessed in its place and season.