Saturday, August 2, 2008

Quote Of The Day

My lovely wife Jennifer pointed out this tidbit from Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel DeFoe (first page of the chapter, I Am Captured By Pirates). I think that although I am taking it out of its context, it is a highly accurate description of most people, including many Christians, today.

"...from whence I have since often observed how incongruous and irrational the common temper of mankind is, especially of youth, to that reason which ought to guide them in such cases, viz., that they are not ashamed to sin, and yet are ashamed to repent; nor ashamed of the action for which they ought justly to be esteemed fools, but are ashamed of the returning, which only can make them be esteemed wise men."

1 comment:

Brenda Brough said...

See, we the humankind just never learn!! It was the same in society then as it is now. If only we would read our Bibles more thoroughly and learn from the mistakes of our forefathers and stop repeating the past!! But then, that's what sin does to us...it blinds us to the truth and fills us full of pride.