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 a 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
Via the blog “God’s Politics.”
“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” – Anne Lamott Traveling Mercies
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:59:31 GMT