Saturday, March 10, 2012

Daily Thought: A Spirit that Looks Outward

There are those who are greedy for this world's goods. Once again only Christianity can banish that spirit. If we judge things by purely material standards, there is no reason why we should not dedicate our lives to the task of getting. But Christianity introduces a spirit which looks outwards and not inwards. It makes love the highest value in life and service the greatest honour. When the love of God is in a man's heart, he will find joy not in getting but in giving.

William Barclay, DSB: The Letters to the Corinthians, The Westminster Press (1975), p. 47

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