“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.”  — Rumi

No, I didn’t find the Sufi mystic’s words in Danny’s bible, but I bet if she had run across Rumi, a lot of his poetry would have made its way into her Bible. However this quote was found in her Bible that reinforces our obligation to serve our fellow me and women:

“Service above self may not bring wealth, position, or power. It will write clearly the signature of the soul upon the face and contentment of the heart.”
In the mist of our existence there is much strife, petty ambition, and selfish desire. When we choose to be a lamp, a lifeboat, or a ladder, it is like a breath of fresh morning air sweeping down from the mountaintops into the valley and removing that mist. When we choose to be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder, on our faces the unmistakable characters of kindness, sacrifice, and love is written.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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