by Richard S. Gilbert
As we leave this community of the spirit,
may we remember the difficult lesson
that each day offers more things than we can do.
May we do what needs to be done,
postpone what does not,
and be at peace with what we can be and do.
Therefore, may we learn to separate
that which matters most
From that which matters least of all.
From the book Rejoice Together: Prayers, Meditations, and Other Readings for Family, Individual, and Small-Group Worship, edited by Helen R. Pickett.