Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a part as it may please the master to assign you, for a long time or for a little as he may choose. And if he will you to take the part of a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, then may you act that part with grace! For to act well the part that is allotted to us, that indeed is ours to do, but to choose it is another s.
The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not 'What a lovely sermon' but, 'I will do something!'
~ St. Francis de Sales (August 21, 1567 - December 28, 1622)