, March 09, 2008
My parents had the following quote from this book framed on our kitchen wall when I was growing up. If you find this quote feeds your soul, you will probably appreciate this book.
God alone knows
what He expects of us,
what response He’s looking for
and how many people’s destinies depend upon ours.
When we scorn ourselves,
we scorn all those plans of His,
all the dreams He was going to realize
all the joy He anticipated from us
and all the hope He’s placed in us.
Each of us is a piece of property
that belongs to God
but is entrusted to us.
We hardly ever know of what use it is,
and, as a rule, He’s careful not to tell us.
Quite naturally, we often wonder
what it can possibly be for
and who or what can ever really benefit
from our life.
Faith makes us believe
that God deems it useful,
necessary for His projects
and indispensable to His joy.