Some grow disheartened as they look out on the world and see all the violence and greed and hatred. But it is in just that kind of world that Christians have always been called to act as light and salt. Are you doing your part? God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
“Here is what Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, says of the Christians of the third century: ‘If I could ascend some high mountain and look out over the wide lands, you know very well what I should see. Brigands on the high roads, pirates on the seas, in the amphitheaters men murdered to please applauding crowds, selfishness and cruelty, misery and despair under all roofs. It is a bad world, an incredibly bad world. But in the midst of it I have found a quiet and a holy people who have learned a great secret. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are the masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people are the Christians ― and I am one of them.’” [The Speaker’s Bible XIII edited by James Hastings and Edward Hastings, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, n.d.), p. 176]