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THE CALL TO MINISTRY
TO SERVE IN THE SPIRIT OF JESUS IS
TO GROW IN FAITH
TO KNOW CHRIST  …  AND TO MAKE HIM BETTER KNOWN
I will do more than belong, I will participate.
I will do more than care, I will help.
I will do more than believe, I will practice.
I will do more than be fair, I will be kind.
I will do more than forgive, I will forget.
I will do more than give, I will serve.
I will do more than teach, I will inspire.
I will do more than be friendly, I will be a friend.
I will do more than live, I will grow.
I will do more than dream, I will work
[The above was a hand-out given by Father Padraig Greene at our parish ministry faire.  There are multiple versions (of the poem / prose), with minor variations, online with various attributions.  They include: Edith Hensley, Edward Everett Hale and William Arthur Ward.  I don’t know which is the original version or author.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Because I Read
2016 On What Matters…
2015 Social Security
2014 Bewitching
2013 Visiting Joy
2012 Dedication To Today
2011 Project Second Chance – Adult Literacy
Turning Coal Into Diamonds

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We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.
  —  William Arthur Ward
[Found on one of the blogs I follow.
The site is titled:  “Lead.Learn.Live.” but actually goes to  http://davidkanigan.com
This particular entry is at:  http://davidkanigan.com/2013/02/19/serve/
I don’t mention / encourage this as much as I probably should, but feel free to type the name “William Arthur Ward” into the “Look For Stuff” search box on the right hand side of my blog (hit enter) and you’ll see a number of interesting quotes from Mr. Ward.  —  KMAB]
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We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
— William Arthur Ward
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Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige.  It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
 —  William Arthur Ward
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Before

Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.
 —  William Arthur Ward
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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
  —  William Arthur Ward
[And the airhead is just surprised there’s wind at all.  —  KMAB]
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Flatter me, and I may not believe you.  Criticize me, and I may not like you.  Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.  Encourage me, and I will not forget you.  Love me and I may be forced to love you.
  —  William Arthur Ward
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Do more than belong: participate.  Do more than care: help.  Do more than believe: practice.  Do more than be fair: be kind.  Do more than forgive: forget.  Do more than dream: work.
 —  William Arthur Ward
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I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
 —  William Arthur Ward
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