Sunday, February 17, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From Even As I Am (1982), 112:
If Jesus Christ were merely a name for some sort of vague and nonintervening "life force" in the universe, or if He were someone who had passively given us the Beatitudes but who did not press upon us His way of living, then He might be tolerated, even extolled, by those who otherwise rage against Him and His work. The acceptance of Jesus, however, is the rejection of so much else. Hence those who are too caught up in and entangled with the world cannot bear to be separated from that to which they have given themselves so unreservedly. Some have even grown quite proud of their friendship with the world.