People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Is that a sacrifice which brings its own best reward in helpful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter? Say rather that it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering or danger now and then with a foregoing of the common charities of this life may make us pause and cause the spirit to waver and the soul to sink, but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.
David Livingstone, quoted in:
Loving God with All You’ve Got, p. 153 Sunder Krishnan