I will not try and run my own life or the lives of others; that is God’s business, I will not pretend to invent the meaning of the universe; I will accept what God has shown its meaning to be; I will not strut around the neighbourhood demanding that I be treated as the centre of my family or my neighbourhood or my work, but seek to discover where I fit and what I’m good at. The soul clamouring for attention and arrogantly parading its importance, is calmed and quieted so it can be itself, truly.

– Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction