Thursday, December 01, 2016

  "But if we are indeed desirous to do better, to grow in grace, and yet feel ourselves terribly weak and light-minded, what practical steps can we take to the goal that we see far off? The one thing that we can do in moments of insight is to undertake some little responsibility which we shall be ashamed to discard. We can look round our circle, and it will be strange if we cannot find at least one person whom we can help; and the best part of assuming such a responsibility is that it tends to grow and ramify; but in any case there is surely one person whom we can relieve, or encourage, or listen to, or make happier; if we can find the strength to come forward, to lead such a one to depend upon us, we shall have little inclination to desert or play false one whom we have encouraged to trust us. And thus we can take our first trembling step out of the mire." Arthur Benson.

I chose this picture because it is such a vivid example of Benson's thoughts. If we pull one little chick out of the flock, and care for it in some way; we will find ourselves becoming attached to that single chick more than all the others, and find ourselves willing to sacrifice for it far more than we ever imagined. 

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