Wednesday, January 16, 2008

CQOD: 01/21/08 -- Schaeffer: Christians as real people

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 21, 2008
Feast of Agnes, Child Martyr at Rome, 304
    [Jesus:] No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
    -- Luke 11:33 (NIV)

    Christians in their relationships should be the most human people you will ever see. This speaks for God in an age of inhumanity and impersonality and facelessness. When people look at us, their reaction should be, “These are human people”; human, because we know that we differ from the animal, the plant, and the machine; and that personality is native to what has always been [human]. If they cannot look upon us and say, “They are real people,” nothing else is enough. Far too often, young people become Christians and then search among the Church’s ranks for real people, and have a hard task finding them. All too often, evangelicals are paper people. (Continued tomorrow)
    ... Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984), The God Who is There [1968] in The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer, v. I., Good News Publishers, 1985, p.173

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, remove all masks from my life.

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