"Each of us has more opportunities to do good and to be good than we ever use. These
opportunities lie all around us. Whatever the size of our present circle of effective influence, if we were to improve our performance even a little bit, that circle would be enlarged. There are many individuals waiting to be touched and loved if we care enough to improve in our performance.
We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere
are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve. It will do us little good to speak of the general brotherhood of mankind if we cannot regard those who are all around us as our brothers and sisters. If our sample of humanity seems unglamorous or so very small, we need to remember the parable Jesus gave us in which he reminded us that greatness is not always a
matter of size or scale, but of the quality of one’s life. If we do well with our talents and with the
opportunities around us, this will not go unnoticed by God. And to those who do well with the
opportunities given them, even more will be given!"