6.23.2009

The Quote That Could

I found this quote on a website today and it really just amazed me. This is the quote that could possibly change your thinking a bit. Wanted to pass it on to you guys. =)

"It is the Christians, oh Emperor, Who have sought and found the truth, for they acknowledge God. They do not keep for themselves the goods entrusted to them. They do not covet what belongs to others. They show love to their neighbours. They do not do to another what they would not wish to have done to themselves. They speak gently to those who oppress them, and in this way they make them their friends. It has become their passion to do good to their enemies. They live in the awareness of their smallness. Anyone of them who has anything gives ungrudgingly to the one who has nothing. If they see a travelling stranger, they bring him under their roof. They rejoice over him as a real brother, for they do not call one another brothers out of the flesh, but they know that they are brothers in the spirit and in God. If they hear that one of them is imprisoned or oppressed for the sake of Christ, they take care of all his needs. If possible, they set him free. If anyone among them is poor or comes into want while they themselves have nothing to spare, they fast two or three days for him. In this way they can supply any poor man with the food he needs. This O Emperor, is the rule of life of the Christians, and this is their manner of life." (Aristides - 137AD)

Don't you love that? I think that this is a great quote and really can change you way of thinking if you really listen to it. It's really a quote that says "be a great person for Christ by not being Great." It's really hard to humble myself low enough sometimes, but I think that this quote kinda shows what some people see when they look at Christians and maybe if we really live for Christ and lead by example someone will see you that way and eventually get saved. Just a thought. Be blessed!!

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