McLEOD, Norman Quotes
(1812-1872), Scottish clergyman
There is not a man or woman, however poor they may be, but have it in their power, by the grace of God, to leave behind them the grandest thing on earth, character; and their children might rise up after them and thank God that their mother was a pious woman, or their father a pious man.
We picture death as coming to destroy; let us rather picture Christ as coming to save. We think of death as ending; let us rather think of life as beginning, and that more abundantly. We think of losing; let us think of gaining. We think of parting, let us think of meeting. We think of going away; let us think of arriving. And as the voice of death whispers "You must go from earth," let us hear the voice of Christ saying, "You are but coming to Me!"
Our only safe rule is, "Whatsoever our hand findeth to do, to do it with all our might."—Let it be a subject of daily prayer, as well as an object of daily endeavor, to do our right work at the right time.
The rich are the real outcasts of society, and special missions should be organized for them.