Day By DayF Borsch
The popular song, Day by Day, from "Godspell" was actually written in the Middle Ages by Richard of Chichester, a saint remembered for his humility, his perseverance in times of hardship, his care for the poor, and the strength and generosity of his faith. After his death, miracles of healing were said to take place through his intercession, and a shrine grew up at his cathedral in Chichester, a small city south of London. Richard's life was characterized by close friendships and high position, but also exclusion, exile and poverty. The intonations of a brave and searching man on his knees can be heard throughout his prayer. Borsch uses the life of Richard to illuminate and guide us as we seek, day by day, to see more clearly, love more dearly, and follow God more nearly. These intellectually solid meditations draw on Scripture and church history to aid us in our devotional life. The work originated as retreat addresses for clergy, seminarians, and lay people. Its overall theme of 'life shaping prayer and prayer shaping life' is one that bridges all seasons, and makes particularly good reading for Advent and Lent.