When I look at my life in its full sweep, what I realize is that the only things that give me sustained joy . . . have to do with the people I’ve helped. (Charles Colson, late founder of Prison Fellowship)

Chuck Colson was a man of intelligence, vision, and compassion. He was the author of best-selling books and winner of prestigious awards, but he took no pride in such things. His passion was to help those most often overlooked by society. We would do well to follow his example and work to help people rather than seek temporal recognition.

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).