to reach life's end and be able to say as Jesus did,
"I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given me to do" (John 17:4)?
And one more good thing....
"The way the world will know the compassion of Christ is by seeing the outstretched arms of His followers. . . . Compassion is about the moment! It is about using what I have at hand -- money, talent, encouragement, or a shoulder to cry on -- to meet another person's need."
Signs of Life by David Jeremiah