The passage below, spoken by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, was shared with me by a good friend and colleague, Glen Lauder.
I love the reference to the unspectacular.
“Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks of how the omnipotent God we worship chooses to be impotent in the world, unless God’s work is manifest through the collaboration of human beings. In this, God entrusts the world to us. And so the miracle rests with us and is seldom spectacular, but more the work of humble people choosing to give what they have. By doing so, we become vehicles of the Devine, not in being a spokesperson for the mind of God — no one can claim that — but more, in being a conduit of the vitality that keeps everything alive.”