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Friday, October 19, 2007

Love and Suffering

"The endurance of suffering can be hard and bitter if it is not softened and sweetened by love. It is one thing to grit our teeth and clench our fists with Stoical indifference, but quite another to smile in the face of adversity with Christian love. As for orthodoxy, it is cold and dead without the warmth and beauty with which love invests it." ~ John Stott, What Christ Thinks of the Church, p. 29

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