Emmet Fox

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He prayeth well, who loveth well

Both man and bird and beast;

He prayeth best, who loveth best

All things both great and small:

For the dear God who loveth us,

He made and loveth all.

— Coleridge

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the Fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee … that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this (Job 12:7–9).

Emmet Fox

Around the Year with Emmet Fox: A Book of Daily Readings (1952)

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Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise

From outward things, whate’er you may believe.

There is an inmost centre in us all,

Where truth abides in fullness; and around,

Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in,

This perfect, clear perception — which is truth.

A baffling and perverting carnal mesh

Binds it, and makes all error: and to know,

Rather consists in opening out a way

Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape,

Than in effecting entry for a light

Supposed to be without.

— Robert Browning, “Paracelsus.” Part I

… ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).

Emmet Fox

Around the Year with Emmet Fox: A Book of Daily Readings (1952)

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Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox (30 July 1886–13 August 1951) was an Irish New Thought spiritual leader of the early 20th century, primarily through years of the Great Depression.