Thursday, January 24, 2008
I have been speaking on Sundays about what happens when people meet Jesus.
This Sunday, the focus is on a woman who met Jesus and found forgiveness, as described in Luke 7:36-50.
Along the way I found this statment by Reinhold Neibuhr:
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.
Posted by Bill at 10:42 AM