Thursday, November 20, 2014

pain and suffering

Scottish philosopher John Macmurray said: “The maxim of illusory religion is: Fear not; trust in God and He will see that none of the things you fear will happen to you. Real religion says: Fear not; the things you are afraid of are quite likely to happen to you, but they are nothing to be afraid of.” I don’t think Macmurray meant to downplay suffering. He probably had more of a Psalm 23 frame of mind: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou [God] art with me.”



Elma Schemenauer CONSIDER THE SUNFLOWERS: 1940s novel about love, Mennonites, faith, & betrayal.


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