Wednesday, January 16, 2013

More snippets from Russel Shaw's article in the OSV!

Biblical guidelines to Christian cheerfulness ...

"Start with the fact  that Christianity doesn't deny the reality of evil.

"Rather, it situates it in the context of faith.

"G.K. Chesterton ... Speaking of the doctrine of original sin ... insisted that at bottom it's good news since it means that human beings have misused a good world, and not merely been entrapped into a bad one ...

"Christian cheerfulness is rooted in this idea that what is so obviously and painfully wrong  with the world can be overcome by placing human freedom at the service of goodness and truth...

"Jesus Christ showed the way ..."

Amen, to all that! :) 


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