First Thing in the Morning
by Scott D. Hendricks
Give the first fruits of your day to the Lord, for it will determine the rest of the day. An excellent servant of the Lord once said to me something well worth hearing. “I can tell from my morning how the rest of the day will go.”
~ St. John Climacus
John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, trans. Colm Luibheid and Norman Russell (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1982), 243.