Because of People Like You

We have different gifts,
according to the grace given us.
          —Romans 12:6

You’ve read stories about the extraordinary faith and works of people like Albert Schweitzer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Mother Teresa.


And depressing.

Because you think if that’s what it takes, you’ll never make it.

You’re not planning on boarding a flight to tropical Africa to treat leprosy and malaria; or getting yourself hanged for standing up against a corrupt regime; or opening a soup kitchen in Calcutta.

You’ll just continue doing what you’ve been doing: taking care of your family; preparing a dish for a bereaved clan; giving a leg up to the down-and-out; dropping a check in the plate at church; showing up.

Know what? Community would be a mess without people like you. Church wouldn’t work without people like you. We’re all blessed because of people like you.

The greatest are often the quietest.

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