Thursday, October 03, 2019

Stevenson: making people good?

Thursday, October 3, 2019
    Commemoration of William Morris, Artist, Writer, 1896
    Commemoration of George Kennedy Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Ecumenist, Peacemaker, 1958
    Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
    —1 Corinthians 10:24 (NIV)
    There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy—if I may.
    ... Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, v. XII, New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1922, p. 396 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 10:24; Matt. 7:12; 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27-37; Rom. 13:8-9; 1 Cor. 10:33; Phil. 2:3-4; Jas. 2:8
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, humble my heart to service.
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