Needed - Good Samaritans

Open your eyes and look for some man, or some work for the sake of

men, which needs a little time, a little friendship, a little

sympathy, a little sociability, a little human toil. Perhaps it is a

lonely person, or an embittered person, or an invalid, or some

unfortunate inefficient, to whom you can be something. It may be an

old man or it may be a child. Or some good work is in want of

volunteers who will devote a free evening to it or will run on errands

for it. Who can reckon up all the ways in which that priceless fund of

impulse, man, is capable of exploitation! He is needed in every nook

and corner.

Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may

invest your humanity. Do not be put off if you find that you have to

wait and to experiment.

Be sure that you will have disappointments to endure. But do not be

satisfied without some side line in which you may give yourself out as

a man to men. There is one waiting for you if only you are willing to

take it up in the right spirit.

(Albert Schweitzer)