Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Defending God.

I found this article on a blog that I follow and it made a lot of sense to me we use up a lot of effort trying to defend God. This effort should rightly be used to relief the plight of the widow and orphan which is true religion.
Live Words: Defending God
There are always those who take it upon themselves to defend God, as if Ultimate Reality, as if sustaining frame of existence, were something weak and helpless. These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy begging for a few paise, walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think, "Business as usual." But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. They faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening.These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart. Meanwhile, the lot of widows and homeless children is very hard, and it is to their defence, not God's, that the self-righteous should rush.
~by Yann Martel

1 comment:

  1. Hey Neil
    Great quote, it is taken from the book "Life of Pi", which is a really worthwhile read. Thanks for this wonderful reminder of what we should be doing.