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Sentence Sermons (Christian Inspiration) #47 --- Helpfulness

Updated on March 7, 2011

Quotations on Helpfulness

The sweetest joy that can come to any Christian is that which comes by helping others and leading them up to the light. Jesus came to minister, and if we are His our lives must abound in helpfulness to others.

—J.B. Cranfill, Baptist Standard, Waco, Texas, Feb. 4, 1897.

A sincere interest is one of the most important things to be considered if you want to help or direct any individual. Whether or not you have that sincerity of purpose means the difference between the individual responding to your direction or doing as he pleases.

—Cal Farley, Boys Ranch Roundup, Amarillo, Texas, February 1952.

Instead of “Live and let live,” it should be, “Live and help live.”

—Glenn R. Phillips, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 5, 1949.

Life is a continuous joy for those who are looking for opportunities to help others.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 22, 1932.

Help everybody you can. This is the highway to happiness–try it. There is an angel in every smile of gratitude, and they will minister to you if you give them an opportunity.

—J.J. Wicker, Religious Herald, Richmond, Va., Jan. 13, 1938.

Helpfulness makes for happiness in making us more like God. It is the hymn, “Nearer my God to thee,” in action. Nearness to God without a corresponding likeness to God is the antipodes of happiness.

To neglect or refuse to be helpful is to miss the tree of life; it is to come under the law of animality, to grow by taking. To seek and embrace opportunities to be helpful is to partake of the fruits of the tree of life; it is to come under the law of humanity and divinity, to grow by giving. It is the application of that great doctrine taught by the Master when He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” ...

The helpfulness of help to the helper is in proportion to the sacrifice made in the helping. The upreach of helplessness and the uplift of helpfulness are the fundamental sources of sympathy and gratitude, either of which in action is happiness; and these two give birth to unalloyed love which is the apex of joy, the reaching of what is the great purpose of the atonement, the greatest act of helpfulness ever performed on earth.

Helpfulness is the basis of exaltation. “He that would be greatest of all, let him be the servant of all.” Who serves most rules best. Helpfulness is strength in the highest form of expenditure. Unselfish helpfulness produces one hundred percent happiness, which is a fulness of joy.

—George H. Brimhall, Young Woman’s Journal, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1921.

The only people to get even with are those who have helped you.

—Nat Campbell, El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, June 6, 1957.

There is no satisfaction comparable to that of lending a helping hand.

—Phil Conley, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., July 2, 1948.

Life isn't empty for those who spend time helping other folks along.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 30, 1932.

Love always manifests this characteristic: give it the opportunity, and it will always help.

—Ernest C. Wareing, Western Christian Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 16, 1921.

It is a mistake to believe that by taking someone else's burden you add to your own, and thus become overloaded. The reverse is true. Help someone else, and you lighten your worries. Dig somebody else out of a hole, and you will dig yourself out of the one you are in. Suffering borne alone is suffering doubled, but suffering shared is suffering halved. The very joy we have in alleviating someone else's trials is a lessening of our own.

—Fulton J. Sheen, North-Central Louisiana Register, Alexandria, La., Nov. 18, 1955.

Love acts the part. When we truly love others we do all that is in our power to help them. To love is to do. Those who want to do their part is to bring God's love and peace into the world must be willing to work hard to bring this about.

—James G. Keller, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, Nov. 6, 1953.

Nicholas Murray Butler once said that the tombstone of a great many people should read: "Died at 30, buried at 60."

It would be a good thing if everyone now and then stopped to take an inventory of himself to discover whether or not he is really alive. If one is miserable and tense and bewildered he is not really alive. Being alive is enjoying life to its fullest; living so that each moment is a glorious experience, active, happy, purposeful.

Yes, you say, but how? Well, the quickest way to make living so unpleasant that it is more death than life, is to make self your chief concern. The more you turn your attention inward to self, the more negatives you discover. The secret of full living is to apply the magic potion of love. This means, first of all, loving God with all your heart, and mind, and strength. It follows that loving God means loving all His children without exception; loving them so well that your attention is centered on ways to help them. Real love always finds ways to express itself, and soon life becomes a living, moving, joyful force.

The most wonderful thing of all is that, when we try loving others, we discover that this love comes back a hundred fold. Then we know that the way to really love ourselves is to let love come to us by loving others.

"My dearest, if God hath so loved us, we also ought to love one another." (1 John 4:11.)

—James G. Keller, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, Oct. 1, 1953.

We are urged to "love one another." Without love it is impossible to have fellowship the one with the other. It is the cement that makes us one and sweetens all our relations. With our hearts full of love we are enabled to bear and forbear with one another. When hatred and bitterness prevail the brotherhood is a mere name and a farce. We are to be fellow helpers not only of the truth but of one another. It is a poor brother who will not help the other brother. We are to bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. When every fellow is for himself, it is often the devil for all. They are to consider one another; have due regard for their feelings, their interest and their happiness. Then and only then, will the world say, "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity." (Psalms 133:1.)

—R.M. Boone, The Baptist Chronicle, Alexandria, La., June 29, 1911.

When one can do good to others, when he can reach out and help others and combine that helpfulness with a spirit of love, one has found the key to the hold that Christianity has had upon the world. Jesus has been the great Master-Teacher of mankind because He has so challenged men and women that when they are at their best they are truly Christian.

—Adam S. Bennion, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 26, 1924.

There may be times when you can’t find help, but there is never a time when you can’t give it.

—Wesley S. Izzard, Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas, Jan. 15, 1955.

It is nice to know that when you help someone up a hill you are a little nearer the top yourself.

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 7, 1950.

Helpfulness is love in action.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., March 10, 1907.

The best way to get the help of heaven is to give some other fellow a little help.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Dec. 12, 1909.

No man ever lost any time in the heavenly race by going out of his way to aid another fellow.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 16, 1910.

The hand does not reach very far nor very helpfully without the heart.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Dec. 22, 1907.

Blessed are the boosters for they shall not need boosting.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., May 23, 1909.

Every opportunity to help another along the way is an invitation toward heaven.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Aug. 15, 1909.

He can help no one who does not desire to help the helpless.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 10, 1909.

If you fear to soil your hands in helpfulness you may be sure you are defiling your heart.

The Comet, Johnson City, Tenn., March 16, 1911.


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