"And what innumerable mercies has He conferred on us? How has He formed us in the womb, and made us perfect in all our members; when we might have been hideous monsters, that could not endure the light of day! How has He furnished us with rational faculties, when many of our fellow-creatures are idiots, yea, less rational than the beasts! Above all, how has He endued us with an immortal soul, capable of knowing, serving, and enjoying God to all eternity! How has He kept us through the helpless years of infancy, and brought us in safely to the present hour; while thousands have never lived to receive instruction, or been cut off in the midst of their iniquities!"
-- Charles Simeon (1759-1836)
And the quote continues:
"Yet in what manner have we requited Him for all His love? Have we endeavored to improve our time and faculties in His service? Have not rather the multitude and continuance of His gifts been the occasion of our entirely forgetting the Donor?"