Tuesday, May 30, 2006

CQOD: 05/30/06 -- Redwood: the cause of evil

Christian Quotation of the Day

May 30, 2006
Feast of Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906
Commemoration of Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist, 1933
    The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.
    -- Matthew 10:41-42 (ESV)

    [Christ] tells us plainly, and without any qualifications, that we are involved in a war in which there is no room for neutrals. Yet people attempt to evade His statement. Generally speaking, these are the very people who are the quickest in laying the blame upon God for all the sorrow and sin in the world. They argue that He could prevent it. They excuse their own do-nothing attitude by making of evil’s apparent predominance a ground for doubt of His loving kindness. It never seems to occur to them to look for the cause in mankind.
    ... Hugh Redwood (b.1883), Live Coals [1935]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me a servant's heart, that I may add a little good to the world's evil.

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