One Person


Why don’t you do more?

“I’m just one person,” you say.

To that, I quote the Hebrew word. “Bologna.”

One person can do a lot! Let’s consider an example. One man invented the bifocals most of you are using to read this right now. He did it at the age of 79. The same fellow was the first to harness the electricity needed for you to turn on your coffee pot this morning. He founded an Ivy League school and fathered the U.S. Mail. He invented the lightning rod and designed the heating stove. This fellow spoke and wrote in five languages, despite just two years of formal education.

Who was this man? Most of you guessed it. Ben Franklin. One might call him a bit of an over-achiever. Do you know people like that?

Mark Twain said, “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.”

At the risk of annoying you with the example of Mr. Franklin, I challenge you to look into your own life. You are just one person. Correction: you are one person. (Leave out the “just.”)

But did you know the Bible says, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength”? Don’t trust me. Ask Ben.


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