THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Commemoration of Bartolomè de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566

If Christ and His work and His sacrifice do not result in Christlikeness in you and me, then for us it is quite valueless, and has entirely failed; and, insofar as you and I are concerned, Christ was thrown away in vain. How, then, is it with you and me? Be very sure that upon Calvary it was no strange, immoral favouritism that came into operation, whereby because of some beliefs that remain mere dead letters, that produce no change whatever in their characters, some people living the same kind of life as others and following the same selfish ends and interests as they, are given a destiny entirely different. That is the vainest of vain dreams. Rather is this the supreme revelation of a new way of living life; and only those who, blunderingly, it may be, yet honestly, seek to adopt and imitate it can be counted really Christian folk.
... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954), The Galilean Accent, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1926, p. 171 (see the book; see also Eph. 4:20-24; John 12:24; 1 Cor. 5:6-8; 2 Cor. 3:6; 5:17; more at Calvary, Christ, Christlikeness, Dream, Jesus, Life, People, Revelation, Sacrifice, Vanity, Way)

 
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