This is from Miss Helen Wright’s diary 23, Monday, May 31, 1982:
“Streams in the Desert, Vol. 1May 31:
‘There is a vast difference between the quality of old people who have lived flabbly, self-indulgent, useless lives, and the fiber of those who have sailed all seas and carried all cargoes as the servants of God and the helpers of their fellow men.”
‘Victor Hugo said after 80 years . . . “I am like a forest which has been more than once cut down. The new shoots are livelier than ever. I am rising toward the sky–Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” ‘ ”
Oh, let us not be self-indulgent and live useless lives–let us rise toward the Son and be faithful in whatever He asks of us!