STOP AND THINK – To desire and strive to be of some service to the world … this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. (Henry Van Dyke, author, educator, and clergyman)

He added, “To aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of humankind” is also possible and a worthy goal. In modern society it seems that self-centeredness has become a virtue. We seem to be so concerned about self-image, that we often overlook the importance of serving others, a pursuit of lasting global value.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)