“It is one thing to go on the lonely way with dignified heroism, but quite another thing if the line mapped out for you by God means being a door-mat under other people’s feet. Suppose God wants to teach you to say, “I know how to be abased” – are you ready to be offered up like that?
Are you ready to be not so much as a drop in a bucket – to be so hopelessly insignificant that you are never thought of again in connection with the life you served?
Are you willing to spend and be spent; not seeking to be ministered unto, but to minister?
Some saints cannot do menial work and remain saints because it is beneath their dignity.”