In everything we do,
in our troubles, difficulties and hardships
we show we are God’s servants.
By purity, patience and kindness,
by the Spirit and by our love,
and by our message of truth,
we show ourselves for what we are.
We may seem poor, but we make many rich;
we seem to have nothing,
but we possess all that there is to have.
- From A New Zealand Prayer Book, pg. 119