As skills and energy became more of a demand, people who didn’t have skills just got left behind, got shuttled to the side. Education didn’t keep up with their promise. Education didn’t prepare them for this new world. Jobs went overseas.
Promise is most given when the least is said.
When you give your heart to inviting people to come unto Christ, your heart will be changed. You will be doing His work for Him. You will find that He keeps His promise to be one with you in your service. You will come to know Him. And in time you will come to be like Him and ‘be perfected in him.’
Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
America is exceptional, it is asserted, because, with the exception of the abolition of slavery, it has been able to extend the promise of liberal reform mostly peacefully, through its democratic institutions.
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
We do very little re-writing in the office. We often take on people who show great promise and who we hope will develop into somebody important and someone good.
You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!
Alas, we have not yet the power to render completely sterile or make impossible the errors and lies which will merely be America being itself rather than its unconvincing promise.