For the Christian there is no such thing as a stranger. There is only the neighbor...the person near us and needing us. Blessed Edith Stein
If someone comes to you asking for help do not say in refusal, "Trust in God. God will help." Rather, act as if thee were no God and no one to help but you. Hasidic Teaching
When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a great benign power in the universe whose name is God and who is able to make a way out of no way, and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Martin Luther King Jr.
You can make a big difference in this world if you realize that the world you're talking about might be very small - maybe one person or two. If you can find a place to serve you can be happy. Jean Donovan ( killed in El Salvador)
A saint is a human being with the same sort of hang-ups and abysses as the rest of us; but, if a saint touches your life you become alive in a new way. Frederich Buechner
God puts you where God needs you. You are where you are supposed to be. The job you are doing may not be any easier on account of this; indeed, it may be harder, even more urgent. But now you are centered, focused and clear. So this is where I am supposed to be. I always thought I was supposed to be somewhere else, doing something else, being someone else. But I realized that I was mistaken. This does not mean that I can't or will not be doing something else in the future. Just right now I am where God wants me to be. Lawrence Kushner