Christ, our Light
Monday, March 22, 2021

[Thomas Carlyle] believed that every man had a special duty to do in this world. If he had been asked what specially he conceived his own duty to be, he would have said that it was to force men to realize once more that the world was actually governed by a just God; that the old familiar story, acknowledged everywhere in words on Sundays and disregarded or openly denied on week-days, was, after all, true. His writings, every one of them, ... were to the same purpose and on the same text—that truth must be spoken and justice must be done; on any other conditions, no real commonwealth, no common welfare, is permitted or possible.
... James A. Froude (1818-1894), Life of Carlyle [1884], New York: Scribner, 1904, p. 240 (see the book; see also Nah. 1:3; Deut. 32:4; Ps. 19:9; Heb. 6:10; Rev. 15:3; 16:5-7; 19:1-2; more at Duty, God, Historical, Justice, Man, Truth, World)

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