“Oh God, whose wonders and wisdom are more than we can fathom, whose ways transcend our own, grant us a new glimpse of your goodness, glory, and grace, that we might know who you are and what you’ve done, and in that light, how we get to live. Pierce through the temporal that we might see the eternal, give us eyes to see the normally unseen, that our vision might be rightly ordered, that we might walk in the ways that we now see. Grant us to know the dignity of our calling, that in knowing we might do, for your sake, for our sake, and for the sake of the world you have created and will make new. Amen.”
"…True charity is wakeful, fervent, full of concern, full of good offices, not so easily satisfied, not so ready to believe that everything is going well as a matter of course. Rather, it is jealous of mischief, likely to suspect danger, and prompt to extend relief…"
Member of Parliament, 18th-century