Moral greatness does not consist in doing extraordinary things but in doing ordinary things with a great mind, that is, with a desire to please and glorify God.  It, therefore, lies open equally to all.  The servant may be as great, in the sight of God, as his master.  In a word, the excellency of individuals depends not upon the eminence of their stations or the splendor of their callings but on the fidelity and zeal with which they answer to their claims and duties, just as the perfection of an actor appears not in the kind of character he represents but in the manner in which he performs it. – William Jay (1769-1853), from a meditation on 1 Samuel 30.24.

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