Friday, May 1, 2009

The secret of a Christian

"The secret of a Christian is not that he is always in the right and puts other people in the right, but that he is a forgiven man. That is the secret of a Christian's humility, and his liberation to love God and his fellows with a new impulse. So the strength of the Church is not the strength of its members, but the strength of Christ who forgives them, humbles them, and can do something with them. So no one is excluded who is ready to say, 'I am sorry. God help me, a sinner.' In the final crisis all that St. Peter could say was 'I am sorry,' and Christ made him the rock man of the Church." ~A. Michael Ramsey, the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury

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