His Errand

“I ask, what was Christ’s errand into the world? For surely our errand into the world must be deeply connected with his. And I often think of that saying of his, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’, in connection not only with our duty to others, but with our duty to him.

We must not only imitate him, we must concede to him this superior blessedness of giving to us. And the noblest thing a man can do is humbly receive, and then to go amongst others and give…

And if there is anything in which I would be inclined to contradict him it would be if I heard him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’.” – John (Rabbi) Duncan [1796-1870]