XXIII. O, to be one, with heart pure, undivided

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. –Matthew 5:8

O, to be one, with heart pure, undivided,

With mind and will and soul to Him affixed,

And think not of myself, on Christ decided,

To love Him as He merits, love unmixed!

Still torn by thoughts of comfort, world, and work,

I nonetheless seek Christ more, less my fame.

Resenting cross, though cross I do not shirk,

I mourn my dying pride, and praise His name.

For if I yet be weak, I know Him kind,

And though I mourn my pride, that pride He kills.

In Him I patience, wisdom, power find:

And He is working in me as He wills.

For who am I to fix the pace of Grace?

In His good time, He’ll bring me to my place.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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