We overlook the extraordinary in the ordinary people and the ordinary places around us. Great things are done on our behalf by people who go unnoticed and unthanked. Public acclaim is never a test of greatness. There are people who are never noticed who accomplish great things among their fellow human beings. Greatness is a matter of doing the best we can with what we’ve got in the place that we are. So don’t count on recognition as the measure of your contribution to life.
- Deacon Robert
“We ought, in the morning on awaking, to offer to God our heart,
our mind, our thoughts, our words, our actions, our whole selves, to
serve for his glory alone.”
- The Cure D’Ars