And if you only greet your brothers, what more do you do? Even the Gentiles do the same, don’t they? — Matt 5:47 NET
As ships meet at sea—a moment together, when words of greeting must be spoken, and then away upon the deep—so men meet in this world; and I think we should cross no man’s path without hailing him, and if he needs, giving him supplies.
— Henry Ward Beecher.
Nothing is more unaccountable than the spell that often lurks in a spoken word. A thought may be present to the mind, and two minds conscious of the same thought, but as long as it remains unspoken their familiar talk flows quietly over the hidden idea.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Heavenly Father, I pray that thou wilt give me a generous heart. May I not lose sight of the truth, that thou hast made others to have the same needs and wants that I may have. May I not through pride or egoism fail to help, and neglecting to speak, miss an opportunity to assist. May I be self-forgetful in friendly service. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - October 16
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.