You are a chosen people …
a people belonging to God.
—1 Peter 2:9
Reject the false notion that what you do in your corner of the world makes no difference. The world is shaped not only by the flashy achievements of the powerful and well-known, but also by the quiet deeds of the powerless and unknown.
Refuse to be controlled by crowd or custom. Listen to the voice of God and the voice of conscience; voices that keep you anchored.
Live with unbending integrity. Refuse to compromise principle.
Be honest, faithful, and trustworthy. Champion decency, fairness, and compassion.
Look for the best in others. And live up to the best in yourself.
The past can be only what it was.
The future can be what you make it.