Saved by LoveNothing 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 he saved by faith.

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love.

No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.

-Reinhold Niebuhr

3 Comments

  1. Martha O'Quinn on August 21, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Profound! Thanks Emilie.

  2. Nancy Lepri on August 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    <3

  3. Janet on August 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    We forget to look at things via historical perspective. Thank you for the reminder.

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