BigRead13 Day 21 : Know

You can find day 21’s post from the #BigRead13 here.

uploadToday’s Bible reading is John 15:4:

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.

And from The Horse and His Boy:

Come, live with me and you’ll know me.

My namesake says it so much better than I can. So here, with a picture of the Shrine of St Richard of Chichester, is the prayer attributed to him:

Thanks be to Thee, my Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits Thou hast given me,
For all the pains and insults Thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer, friend and brother,
May I know Thee more clearly,
Love Thee more dearly,
Follow Thee more nearly.

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