It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
We sometimes feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
There should be less talk. A preaching point is not a meeting point.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
The trouble is that rich people, well-to-do people, very often don't really know who the poor are; and that is why we can forgive them, for knowledge can only lead to love, and love to service. And so, if they are not touched by them, it's because they do not know them.
The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.