"For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light..."
June 6, 2008

The Heart of Charity

“I have come to believe that the Lord’s barometer of righteousness is the heart. No matter the depth of our knowledge, the efficiency of our administration, the charisma with which we influence and lead people — no matter how well we do what we do, of much greater significance in the eternal scheme of things is who we are and what we feel toward our fellowman. It is so easy to be distracted from what matters most, to focus on things — on goals, on excellence programs, on statistics — when in reality it is people that count. I am convinced that people are more important than private or corporate endeavors. People are more important than the attainment of some form of success. God is in the business of people. And so must we be. (Robert L. Millet, The Power of the Word, 246)