NOT BY BREAD ALONE -
Man does not live by bread alone, but by beauty and harmony, truth and goodness, work and recreation, affection and
friendship, aspiration and worship.
Not by bread alone, but by the splendor of the firmament
at night, the glory of the heavens at dawn, the blending of
colors at sunset, the loveliness of magnolia trees, the magnificence of mountains.
Not by bread alone, but by the majesty of ocean breakers,
the shimmer of moonlight on a calm lake, the flashing silver
of a mountain torrent, the exquisite patterns of snow crystals,
the creations of artists.
Not by bread alone, but the sweet song of a mockingbird,
the rustle of the wind in the trees, the magic of a violin, the
sublimity of a softly lighted cathedral.
Not by bread alone, but by the fragrance of roses, the scent
of orange blossoms, the smell of new-mown hay, the clasp
of a friend's hand, the tenderness of a mother's kiss.
Not by bread alone, but by the lyrics of poets, the wisdom
of sages, the holiness of saints, the biographies of great souls.
Not by bread alone, but by comradeship and high adventure, seeking and finding, serving and sharing, loving and
Man does not live by bread alone, but by being faithful
in prayer, responding to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, finding and doing the loving will of God now and eternally.
-THE UNIVERSITY PRESBYTERIAN