Friday, October 26, 2007

The Broken Idealists

“We must cry for our present world,
because the idealists who have screamed so loudly
against the falseness and hypocrisy of the plastic culture
have ended up in an even worse position –
the inhumanity and the destruction
of everything they hoped to accomplish.”
~ Francis Schaeffer, “Walking through the Mud” No Little People

I find this to be a universal diagnosis of so many different types of destructive people. Can you think of individuals in history of whom this is true?

Is there anyone you know now who could identify with any stages of this quote: idealists, screamers, inhuman, despairing?

How can you use your answers to the above two questions to share the hope of Jesus who saves and redeems, the Bible which answers, and the God who is there with the acquaintance? Can you show them where their path is leading?

To God be all glory.

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