Week 46: Monday – Force of Life


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,

‘What are you doing for others?’”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.



“For we are God’s handiwork,

created in Christ Jesus to do good works,

which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

– Ephesians 2:10


‘A man fell in a ditch.

Realist: “That is a ditch.”

Optimist: “Things will get better.”

Pessimist: “Things will get worse.”

Christian Scientist: “You only think you are in a ditch.”

Newspaper reporter: “I’ll pay you for an exclusive story about life in the ditch.”

City official: “Did you get a permit for your ditch life?”

Mathematician: “I’ll calculate the length and depth and width of the ditch.”

Preacher: “I see three things about the ditch that are noteworthy.”

IRS agent: “Have you paid your taxes for the ditch?”

Jesus: “Give Me your hand.”’

(The Speaker’s Quote Book)


A Force Of Life doesn’t always have a good night sleep.

Sometimes he lays awake at night thinking how to feed the hungry. How to clothe the cold. How to change the world.

How to make it a better place for others. His heart is always broken, simply because HE IS SENT TO A BROKEN WORLD. A world that needs not only a good repair, but a world that needs to be renewed.

A Force Of Life’s FUEL runs low in times of ease, when all he’s concerned about is himself. Why? Because he doesn’t thrive in the comfortable and convenient, that which is sure and secure. No.

He is a Force because his fuel is FIRE. His Food is TOIL and his appetite, LIFE.


He’s called A FORCE OF LIFE because he can’t afford not to care.

And so he goes about changing lives, spreading hope, healing wounds, and lifting souls.

He is a VOICE THAT CANNOT BE MUFFLED; a light whose shining cannot be subdued.


To a fainting heart, his gift is HOPE.

In a world so ugly and dark, HE CAN’T HELP BUT CREATE BEAUTY.

And whoever he meets learns to give generously. They find themselves BELIEVING again in what good that’s left.

He is a LEGEND, you say. A hero, a pair of feet that rarely pass this earth.

But in reality, he’s just a common person. As common as you and me. And yes, as plain as you and me.



“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,

not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.”

– Henry David Thoreau





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