Since we fulfill none of God’s commands,

why do we complain about God,
who has more reason to complain about all of us?
What is our reason for saying in sorrow that God does not heed us,
when we ourselves do not heed Him?
What is our reason for muttering that God does not look down towards earth,
when we ourselves do not look up towards Heaven?

Salvianus, The Governance of God

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In God’s house we must try to accept any job:
cook or kitchen boy, waiter, stable boy, baker.
If it pleases the king to call us into his private council,
then we must go there, but without being too excited,
for we know that our rewards depend not on the job itself
but on the faithfulness with which we serve him.

Pope John Paul I

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Mother Teresa was asked, “How do you measure the success of your work?”
She looked puzzled for a moment and then replied,
“I don’t remember that the Lord ever spoke of success.
He spoke only of faithfulness in love.
This is the only success that really counts.”

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Even the most Starless midnight
may herald the dawn of some great fulfillment.

Martin Luther King

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God sometimes puts us in the dark

to prove that He is light.


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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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