Nothing That I Do

 

 

Thoughts from Reinhold Niebuhr while we wait for Christ’s coming.

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 acts is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint.

Therefore, we must be saved by…forgiveness.

 

 

 

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