No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another.
Good example is followed.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions,
and the roots spring up and make new trees.
The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
In our universe there is God and there are people and things.
We were made so that we should worship God, love people and use things.
However if we worship ourselves, we will ignore God, start loving things
and begin to use people.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen:
because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone,
but in every leaf in springtime.
The God of the Bible is the God of liberation rather than oppression;
a God of justice rather than injustice;
a God of freedom and humanity rather than enslavement and subservience;
a God of love, righteousness and community rather than hatred, self-interest and exploitation.
God has created me to do Him some definite service;
He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another,
I have my mission ...
He has not created me for naught ...
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him;
If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.
He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about.
Scripture is the most up-to-date and relevant reading that ever comes my way.
J. I. Packer
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder, while hoeing in a village garden,
and I felt I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been
by any epaulet I could have worn.
Henry David Thoreau