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“…a godly harvest does not come if we fail to sow, cultivate, and labor. So what if some workers come late in the day and are paid handsomely along with us (Mt 20:1-15)? We are to resist “[growing] weary while doing good,” for “if we do not lose heart” but persevere in the tasks assigned by the Master, God promises that “we shall reap” (Gal 6:9).” (Dynamis 9/12/2018)

“Jesus is the perfect model of endurance. During His ministry, He was pulled in a thousand different directions, constantly gave to others, and experienced rejection and suffering in return. Yet He knew His goal and kept a single focus to accomplish it. Though He made Himself available to others, He also knew how to set boundaries and found times for private spiritual renewal. Who can better understand your situation? When you are tired, weary, and don’t know if you can keep going, look to Him.” (Melody Rossi)

“The Lord doesn’t promise to give us something to take so we can handle our weary moments. He promises us Himself. That is all. And that is enough.” (Charles Swindoll)

“People often grow weary of one who comes to them with wailing and bitter laments. At times, they even push such a person from their path to get rid of him. But God does not act in this way. He lets the wailing person come to Him and even draws him to Himself. Even if it takes you all day to share your misfortunes with God, He will love you all the more and will grant your petitions.” (St. John Chrysostom)

“You may be sure that being a blessing to others brings blessing to yourself. If we work for the revival of others we are ourselves revived. You will overcome the signs of fatigue in yourself if you give yourself up wholly to the Lord to be commissioned by Him to overcome paralysis and feebleness in others. He who loves and nurses his ego makes himself spiritually old. Selfishness makes weary. The service of love keeps us young.” (Erich Sauer)

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” St. Paul)

"Why would I “grow weary” in doing what is “good”? Because I experience setbacks; things do not always go as I expect, and I make mistakes, as do fellow-strugglers around me. Even when I focus on leading a God-centered life, and intend to “do what is good,” my spiritual growth is not an overnight matter. The Apostle reminds me today [Galatians 6:9] not to be a spiritual infant, but to have patience with myself and others. There is growth, even through my mistakes, even if I am not always “reaping” as I would like." (Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin)

“For those who lie on their bed of sickness; for all who are in need of guidance and strength from the Lord; for those who are weary in well-doing; for those who are in need of refreshment…Lord, have mercy.” (Small Compline)

“People who are weary from their search in this storm-tossed world need our mercy and efforts.” (Bishop John)

“When we live life in a hurry, we end up weary … in a hurry.” (Keri Wyatt Kent)

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