In Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives, Richard Swenson writes: “Saying No is not an excuse for selfishness, rudeness, or insensitivity. Instead, it is an invitation to listen carefully to the Spirit's voice, adhering closely to a system of wise priorities that inform our Yes and our No.”
--Margin, Kindle Loc. 1133-34 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson
1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (CEV) "Some of you say, 'We can do whatever we want to!' But I tell you that not everything may be good or helpful.  We should think about others and not about ourselves."