From Ian Barclay

I remember reading “The Life of Abraham Lincoln” and being struck by the profound spiritual experience he had in the last days of his life. As a blind man longs for light, so Lincoln groped for a fuller, deeper, more satisfying experience of God. He tried the many ways that the saints in the past had used to find such a blessing, but wistfully he was compelled to turn away with a heavy heart and a sad shake of the head that they were not for him.

Then I read this: “I have been reading the beatitudes,” Lincoln said to a friend, “and can at least claim one of the blessings that Matthew talks about – it is when Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness”.’

May we all share this same thirst.