If thou art rich, then show the greatness of thy fortune; or what is better,
the greatness of thy soul...support the distressed, and patronize the
neglected. Be great; but let it be in considering riches as they are, as
talents committed to an earthen vessel. Thou art but the receiver.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can,
in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all people you can, as
long as ever you can.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not
expect to sit.
STATISTICS AND STUFF
In a recent survey by the Asso. of Life Underwriters of Washington, D.C., it was shown
that for every dollar reaching the needy, the sick, the underprivileged child, and the
aged adult, the cost of channeling it through the church is just eight cents, while the
cost of channeling it through voluntary charitable organizations or the federal government
is 27 cents and $3, respectively.
Rev. Thoman R. Petty, quoted in His, May, 1976.