Wednesday, September 26, 2007


At First Things "Renewing the Church, Converting the World" is chocked full of meaty goodness.

"To be a Christian means believing that you are part of a vast historical project. And it’s not our project. It’s God’s. We believe that since the beginning of time God has been working out his own hidden purposes in the history of nations and in the biography of every person."

"We all very easily agree that the Church needs to be renewed and revitalized. But we need to understand what Jesus Christ wants from us. What I suggest to you is this: The renewal of the Church begins inside each one of us. If the Church isn’t what we want her to be, it’s because you and I aren’t yet the men that Jesus Christ has called us to be."

"Christian love is not weak or anesthetic. It’s an act of the will. It takes guts. It’s a deliberate submission of our selfishness to the needs of others. There’s nothing “unmanly” about it, and there’s nothing—and I mean nothing—more demanding and rewarding in the world."

We don't have to be Catholic to learn a lot from this man.

Read about Ayn Rand's redeeming quality at Parableman.

Christian Carnival #191 is at Pseudo-Polymath.

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