The best index to a person's character is
(a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and
(b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
- Abigail van Buren, US advice columnist (1918 - )
I love this quote. I read it last night and it blew me away (Reader's Digest, August Issue). Maybe its because I live in a world that sees only what people can do for you. it's not what you know but who you know kind of thing. There are many people that the world has cast aside for various reasons, and it's just not right. Just because people have no use for them (they just haven't looked hard enough) doesn't mean they should be cast aside.
The only thing I know is that we're called to love.
When it's easy.
When it's hard.
...and it's certainly not always easy.
Matt 22:34-40 34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
36"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."