Every cause…needs people more than money. For when people are with you and are giving your cause their attention, interest, confidence, advocacy and service, financial support should just about take care of itself. Whereas without them – in the right quality and quantity, in the right places, and the right state of mind and spirit – you might just as well go and get lost.
A charity which knows only how to give money is not yet Christian love. You will be free of guilt only when you also give your time, your energy, and your resourcefulness to help end such abuses for good, and when you allow nothing that lies hidden in the storehouse of your Christian religion to remain unused against the cancer that is destroying the vitality of our society in such alarming ways.
Where our Father in heaven wills with divine generosity that an abundance of food grows from the ground, we are without excuse if, through our fault, this rich bounty is divided so unequally that one is surfeited with bread while another goes with an empty stomach to his pallet, and sometimes must even go without a pallet.
There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord.
That gift of his, from God descended. Ah! friend, what gift of man’s does not?
If we allow ourselves to be controlled by the will of our God and by thoroughly Reformed principles in providing for the education of our children, we shall seek, wherever this is possible, to establish and maintain schools which will consider it a sacred duty to educate our children in the spirit in which we solemnly promised to have them educated. And if we find such schools already in existence, we will thank our God for them, we will love them, we will send our children to them. We will pray for them, work for them, and be ready to sacrifice for them.