Jean Baptiste Massillon born 1663.
Alexandre Dumas born 1803.
Henry Ward Beecher born 1813.
General Lord Kitchener born 1850.
All the world cries, "Where is the man who will save us?" Don't look so far for this man, you have him at hand. This man—it is you, it is I, it is each one of us! How to constitute oneself a man? Nothing harder if one knows not how to will it; nothing easier if one wills it.
Many of our troubles are God dragging us, and they would end if we would stand upon our feet and go whither he would have us.
—Henry Ward Beecher.
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and mine ordinances; which if a man do, he shall live in them.
—Leviticus 18. 5.
Gracious Lord, I pray that I may have reverence for that which is pure and holy, and that my soul may delight in the presence of the good. Help me to so live that I may have the memory of precious deeds, and that I may not have to depend on the service of others to supply contentment for my closing days. Amen.