Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them, and make them a little less than the heavenly beings? You grant mankind honor and majesty; — Ps 8:4-5 NET
Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good. If thou wouldst be happy, bring thy mind to thy condition, and have an indifferency for more than what is sufficient.
— William Penn.
The finest fruit earth holds up to its Maker is a finished man.
I considered Napoleon’s presence in the field equal to forty men in the balance.
— Duke of Wellington.
Eternal God, may I know the value of the gift of life. May I think seriously of it, and not through abuse or neglect cripple it, remembering that it is mine to sow, to grow, and to reap. I pray that I may care more for the food and raiment of my soul than I care for the food and raiment of my body. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - October 14
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.