Friday, August 13, 2010

David Platt Quote

I saw this quote in church one day and haven't been able to stop thinking about it so I wanted to share it here. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it is what we need to hear.

"We look back on slave-owning churchgoers of 150 years ago and ask, "How could they have treated their fellow human beings that way?" I wonder if followers of Christ 150 years from now will look back at Christians in America today and ask, "How could they live in such big houses? How could they drive such nice cars and wear such nice clothes? How could they live in such affluence while thousands of children were dying because they didn't have food or water? How could they go on with their lives as though the billions of poor didn't even exist?" - David Platt, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love this one! We store so much in preparation for...what?...some future unknown, possible event? Only then do we walk in faith - once we have set in place the standards of self-dependence and self-assuredness that rest our minds and that make faith seem easy. No wonder our souls stay restless!