Monday, December 26, 2005

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr


At 2:24 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Very good quote! :+)

At 7:51 AM, Blogger Dick the Boomer said...

Hope, Faith, Love, and Forgiveness - I guess we could call them the core elements of life?


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