Monday, July 14, 2014
He loved the generous giver. All four Gospels quote His saying, ‘He who loves life loses it; he who spends keeps.’ It sums up His attitude to life.
He praised the man who banged on the door till he got an answer; He wanted men to show that kind of determination in the affairs of religion. He praised the widow who badgered the unjust judge into doing justice. He did not like playing for safety or burying one’s talent.
It is the peace-makers rather than the peace-keepers whom He blesses. Goodness is a positive active loyalty.
---Hugh Martin, The Seven Letters: Christ’s Message to His Church