There is a great quote from the bible that I use from time to time. It is from Isiah.
You can recognise him by the fact that one eye’s higher… no, that’s not the quote. That was from a Christmas cracker in the days when it was OK. to tell jokes.
“…and I heard the word of the Lord, who said, “who shall I send, who will go for us?” and I said, “here I am Lord, send me”
Sometimes in one’s life one feels an urge to do something that will make a difference. We all like to help others; it makes us feel good about ourselves. Well what if you feel good about yourself already? What reward then does doing good stuff bring? Good question and one I often ask myself. I often ask if I am doing all this to make myself feel better? or worse, am I doing this so people think I am a nice bloke? Whatever the reason the good dead gets done so it doesn’t matter.
Last week our hard work really did change someone’s life. We felt good for him and for ourselves, because our labours have been rewarded. However we must take a line from Kipling’s poem IF. “…Meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same”.
Last week was good, next week might not be so. So we must continue to work even if the road is long and the rewards are small. Why?……
Because I said “here I am Lord send me”