A link in a chain . . .

John Henry Newman (1801-1890) wrote: “God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission – I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for nothing. Therefore, I will trust him. Whatever, wherever I am. I cannot be thrown away.”


  • Adam Bykowski
    Adam Bykowskialmost 2 years ago

    John Henry is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing those powerful, yet comforting words.

  • Thank you, Adam; Newman is one of my favorite authors. He had great wisdom.

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyalmost 2 years ago

    I hope these words make everyone feel that they are important in their own right Bonnie!

  • I agree, Krys, and I thank God for the important link in the chain that you are to me as is Adam who commented above. Even though we have never met face to face, your friendship is true and genuine and greatly valued!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Navigator
    Navigatorover 1 year ago

    Really beautiful!