when earthly pursuits and possessions will appear vain,
when it will be indifferent whether I have been rich or poor,
successful or disappointed,
admired or despised.
But it will be of eternal moment that I have mourned for sin,
hungered and thirsted after righteousness,
loved the Lord in sincerity,
gloried in his cross.
May these objects engross my chief solicitude!
-- a portion of Openness in The Valley Of Vision