Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ultimate Politics

I’ll try to post some more Missional Code in the next day or two, but I’m meandering through Philip Schaff’s third volume of church history and I got this little gem to remind us, amid the political buzz, who’s ultimately in charge – and our responsibility in the meantime. This is what one of the early monks, St. Anthony, said in a note to Contstantine who wanted to meet him sometime in the fourth centry, I think.

“Happy thou, that thou worshippest Christ. Be not proud of thy earthly power. Think of the future judgment, and know that Christ is the only true and eternal king. Practise justice and love for men, and care for the poor.”

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