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Are you disadvantaged? Why not?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in blog links, books, love, service | 1 comment

Are you disadvantaged? Why not?

James at “Idle musings of a bookseller” has provides another awesome quote in his post “Whose advantage?

The quote is from Keller’s book Generous Justice. Several people have told me that I need to read this book. If I keep seeing quotes like this, I just might spend the money on it.

Here is the quote from the book:

[T]he righteous [tzaddiq]…are willing to disadvantage themselves to advantage the community; the wicked are willing to disadvantage the community to advantage themselves.

And, here is James’ reply:

That is a heavy thought and a high calling. Am I willing to disadvantage myself for the advantage of the community? If I have the mind of Christ, I should be…

Good stuff. Very good stuff. As Saint Patrick said in his Confessio, we are the recipients of much grace and goodness from God. Now, how are we going to respond?


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  1. 3-18-2011

    Alan,

    Thanks for the link. It is a great book; you wouldn’t regret reading it : )
    James