Hope, Faith, Love and Forgiveness

“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.

 

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;therefore we must be saved by faith.

 

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;therefore we must be saved by love.

 

No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by that final form of love, which is forgiveness.”

 

– Reinhold Niebuhr

now that you are free, don’t become their prisoner…

The day that Mandela was released from prison on Robben Island, Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas, was watching the news. He quickly called his wife and daughter and said, “You must see this, it is historic.” As Mandela stepped out, Clinton saw a flush of anger on his face as he looked at the people watching; then it disappeared. Continue reading