I just finished reading a book called "Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life" by Nouwen, McNeill, and Morrision.
Here is a quote that resonated with me long after I was done reading.
"As long as the help we offer to others is motivated primarily by the changes we may accomplish, our service cannot last long. When results do not appear, when success is absent, when we are no longer liked or praised for what we do, we lose strength and motivation to continue."
Oh Lord how I want a pure heart that is motivated solely by the desire to find comfort, joy, and peace in you. Forgive me that I fall short.
More of you... less of me.