Called to be Faithful (Guinness)

Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization by [Guinness, Os]

I like how Os Guinness ended his excellent book, Impossible People. Here’s the paragraph:

God may stretch out his restraining hand and hold us [Western culture] back from the consequences of our settled choices. In his mercy, he may revive his church, and the Christian faith may flourish once again and provide the working faith of the West, or he may not. That is not for us to know. But our faith in God must always be our defining trust and the compass for our way of life. Living before the absolute presence of God, we are called to be faithful, and therefore unmanipulable, unbribable, undeterrable, and unclubbable. …Let us then determine and resolve to be so faithful in all the challenges and ordeals the onrushing future brings that it may be said of us that we in our turn have served God’s purpose in our generation. So help us God.

Os Guinness, Impossible People, p. 223.

Shane Lems
Hammond, WI, 54015

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