IF souls can suffer alongside, and I hardly know it, because the spirit of discernment is not in me, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
IF interruptions annoy me, and private cares make me impatient; IF I shadow the souls about me because I myself am shadowed, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
IF I am inconsiderate about the comfort of others, or their feelings, or even of their little weaknesses; IF I am careless about their little hurts and miss opportunities to smooth their way; IF I make the sweet running of household wheels more difficult to accomplish, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
An exert from Amy Carmichael's book, IF. This is a deep devotional book from the hand and heart of a dear Christian servant who gave her life to reach out to the "forsaken and abused" children of the world. I leave no comment of my own. Let your heart "hear" the message of Amy's soul and ask the Holy Spirit to apply it's message to your own. - Pastor Eckardt
The current blog entries feature IF quotes from Amy Carmichael, who was a Protestant Christian missionary that served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.