SCF draws inspiration from the following exemplary lives in our endeavours to reach out with love and compassion.
Mother Teresa selflessly and sacrificially dedicated her life to serving the poor.
Inspirational quotes from Mother Teresa which reflects her life's philosophy on the subjects of love and giving:
"In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love."
"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters."
William Booth was a British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became the first General (1878 - 1912).
It is told that "many years ago, General William Booth then very old, was preparing to send his annual Christmas message to his staff and volunteers in The salvation Army around the world. In those days, communication was by telegraph, and you paid for each word that you sent. Times were tough, so William Booth sent just one word: 'OTHERS'."
This one word encapsulated his life, and stirs us to think for others, love others, and do the most good for others.
George Muller was an English evangelist and philanthropist. A man of faith and prayer, he established numerous orphanages and founded the Scriptural Knowledge Institution. He was a man to whom God gave millions.
When I set out simply relying on Him for myself, family, taxes, traveling expenses and every other need, I believed, rested on and practised the Word. God has acted according to His Word. I've lacked nothing. I have received thousands and thousands of dollars, while the work has gone on these fifty-one years. At first, I was able to trust the Lord for ten dollars, then a hundred, then a thousand, and now, with the greatest ease, I could trust Him for a million dollars, if there was occasion.
Helen Adams Keller was deprived of sight, hearing and the ability to speak before the age of two due to a severe illness. Her life represents one of the most extraordinary examples of a person who was able to transcend her physical handicaps, thus standing as a symbol of the potential in all of us.
"Happiness cannot come from without.
It must come from within."
"the best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart."
Martin Luther King Jr was an African American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. He was the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
"Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy to a friend."
"Faith is taking the first step
even when you don't see the staircase."
Considered as one of the greatest Christians of his time, Albert Schweitzer was a brilliant philosopher, theologian, musician and physician. he devoted his life to serving humanity from the age of 30.
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve."
"The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show
compassion and the will to help others."
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity. His discoveries provided the impetus for future research into understanding the mysterious of the universe.
"Truth is what stands the test of experience."
"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle."