Thursday, January 25, 2018

Schaeffer: Christians as real people

Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Feast of the Conversion of Paul
    [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, “These are real people,” nothing else is enough. [Continued tomorrow]
    ... Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984), The God Who is There [1968], in The Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy, Good News Publishers, 1990, p. 173 (see the book)
    See also Luke 11:33; 1 Chr. 16:23; Matt. 5:14-16; Mark 4:21-22; Luke 8:16-17; Rom. 13:11-14; Eph. 5:8
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, remove all masks from my life.
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