"You cannot do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good you can do."
Art credit: The Thorn by James Clarke Hook
"Wash the plate not because it is dirty, nor because you are told to wash it, but because you love the person who will use it next."
Art Credit: A Young Woman Washing Dishes by Camille Pissarro
I wish I could remember where I pulled this 'Afterword' from...But what a perfect reason for reading the Bible, one of our Month 6 topics:
"God's Book is a Book of Ages, a Book of Races, and a Book of Nations; but it is far more, it is a Book through which God Himself speaks to the soul of man. We begin to read it thinking that He is speaking to the mind; afterward, when our conscience wakes, we believe He speaks to the heart, but at last we find that He speaks to the inmost spirit--the immortal soul. Then all that had seemed to be history, poetry, biography, philosophy, begins to be to us the voice of God in the inmost of the soul, speaking of the life of the spirit.
"We find at last, too, that One has walked beside us all the way, teaching us by His Spirit as He taught the people on the hill-side, or by the lake-side in Galilee... That you, dear child, may find Him walking close beside your way, be in the habit of walking daily with Him in the paths of His Word, and He will reveal Himself to you there."
Art credit: Let the Children Come to Me by Gebhard Fugel
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart