Lay­ola’s teach­ing re­minds us

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion -

As a vol­un­teer I have re­cently been in­volved with fel­low vol­un­teers who were ques­tion­ing the task to be per­formed. I would like to re­mind them through the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle of a prayer from the 16th cen­tury by Ig­natius Lay­ola.

‘‘Teach us good Lord to serve thee as thou de­ser­vest; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and to ask for no re­ward, save that of know­ing that we do thy will through Je­sus Christ our Lord.’’

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