It is better for a person to receive a rebuke from those who are wise than to listen to the song of fools. For like the crackling of quick-burning thorns under a cooking pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This kind of folly also is useless. — Eccl 7:5-6 NET
A friend to chide me when I’m wrong,
My inmost soul to see:
And that my friendship prove as strong
For him as his for me.
— John Quincy Adams.
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can: this is the service of a friend.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson.
My Father and Friend, who calleth me to check the progress of the wrong, make me submissive and eager for what is right, that I may learn and uphold to others thy purposes and desires. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - July 11
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.