Keep a clear eye towards life’s end. Do not forget your
purpose and destiny as God’s creature. What you
are in His sight is what you are and nothing more.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take
with you nothing that you have received – fading
symbols of honor, trappings of power – but only
what you have been given: a full heart enriched
by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.
Francis of Assisi
“Letters to Rulers of People”