“If we could push ajar the gates of life, And stand within, and all God s workings see, We could interpret all this doubt and strife, And for each mystery could find a key. But not today. Then be content, poor heart! God s plans, like lilies pure and white, unfold: We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart– Time will reveal the calyxes of gold.”

“If we could push ajar the gates of life, And stand within, and all God s workings see, We could interpret all this doubt and strife, And for each mystery could find a key. But not today. Then be content, poor heart! God s plans, like lilies pure and white, unfold: We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart– Time will reveal the calyxes of gold.” – Mary Riley Smith