The Best Ministry

Francis Paget (20 March 1851 – 2 August 1911) was an English theologian and Bishop. Here’s what he had to say about how to grow our faith through the best ministry open to us.

“God puts within our reach the power of helpfulness, the ministry of pity; He s ever ready to increase His grace in our hearts, that as we live and act among all the sorrows of the world we many learn by slow degrees the skill and mystery of consolation. ‘If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.’ There is no surer way of steadfast peace in this world than the active exercise of pity; no happier temper of mind and work than the lowly watching to see if we can lessen any misery that is about us: nor is there any better way of growth in faith and love.”

For more posts about helping others see:

The Helpfulness Habit

For another quote by Francis Paget see:

Learning to Love