The Good Man

Posted on 2009-07-16. Filed under: Quotes |

Here’s a quote I found today. It’s not for today, necessarily. I just found it today and am putting it here to keep track of it.

The “good” man, the man whose god is righteousness, has as his life’s ambition the keeping of rules and commandments and the keeping of himself uncontaminated by the world. This sounds admirable; but, as the truth of Christ showed, the whole of such living, the whole drive and ambition, the whole edifice, is self-centered. That entire process of effort must be abandoned if a man is to give himself in love to God and his fellows. He must lose his life if he is ever going to find it.

J. B. Phillips , When God was Man

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