Following a lengthy and dangerous surgery, the doctor took aside the patient's fretting and talkative wife to instruct her as to his care. "Your husband must have peace and quiet," he told her as he handed her a bottle of pills. "Here are some sleeping tablets."
"What time am I to give them to him?" she asked. "Oh," said the doctor, "they're not for him, they're for you."
When I am anxious, I cannot bring peace to others. When I am afraid, I cannot bring comfort to others. When I am filled with hate, I cannot bring love to others. When I am worried, I cannot bring joy to others. When I am discouraged, I cannot bring hope to others. When I am in doubt, I cannot bring faith to others. Jesus said, "Come to Me and learn of Me."
If we want to bring peace and comfort, love and joy, hope and faith to others, we must first learn them from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the Teacher from whom we learn the important gifts of life to give others.
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