Things were created to be used
The world is in chaos
Past the seeker as he prayed, came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them . . . he cried, “Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?” . . . God said, “I did do something. I made you.” ~Sufi teaching story
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. ~Mother Teresa
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. ~Thomas Jefferson
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. ~Frank A Clark