I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale
At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’
Hungry not only for bread, but hungry for love.
Naked not only for clothing, but naked for human dignity and respect.
Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks, but homeless because of rejection.
This is Christ in distressing disguise.
Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
All you have shall some day be given;
Therefore give now, that the season of giving
may be yours and not your inheritors.
A person has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
~D. Elton Trueblood
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
~ Martin Luther
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
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