Monday, October 05, 2009

"One Family"

"How can one family affect anything? One person battling away to put selfish interests aside, to put other people before herself or himself, even for a fraction of time, day by day, how could that help?

. . . One family and the children of that family can do marvelous things to affect the world or devastating things to destroy it."

--Edith Schaeffer, What Is a Family?

13 comments:

AmysZoo said...

So encouraging, Anna. Thank you.

caramela said...

I keep thinking lately along similar lines- I am so in awe of the power of certain individuals to change the 'course of history'. I haven't thought of the power of a single family,but it makes sense.And it is certainly something to aspire to.
Have a lovely day.
Annamaria

Goosey said...

I love Edith's books, both the family one and the one about keeping home.

Lisateresa said...

That is definitely truth.

Polly said...

That is so, so true. It's amazing, esp in the legal system, to see this played out.

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

i like this!

Sonja said...

Just recently, doors have opened for our family to see this first-hand. Very timely posting for me! We just started volunteering at the local food bank this week. Also, kids got to be involved in a youth event that helped raise awareness of the war in Uganda and kids being abducted from their homes. Some things seem small to us, but if everybody did nothing because it was "too small", nothing would get done. Small things put together make a big thing! Thanks for the encouragement!

The Bridal Path said...

I really just adore your blog. I've been reading it for over a year now but I've never commented. The way you and your husband have shaped and nurtured your family is so impressive and encouraging! I will surely keep reading so as to pick up on your excellent example!

Peter said...

Anna, I've been following your wonderful blog from across the Atlantic.

This is a most encouraging thought, thankyou.

good_to_be_home said...

Amen!

Eleree said...

Yes!!!Yes!!!

Emma

Kimmie said...

..and Anna...

until a real thank you arrives...thank you sweet friend, thank you. ;-)

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted
*which is soon to change! !!!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love this quote. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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