30 May 2008

QotD for 31 May, 2008

Charitable feelings are of no use
without acts of charity.
Compassionate feelings are of no use
without acts of compassion.
Loving feelings are useless
unless they lead to acts of love.
The Priest and Levite may well have felt sorry
for the wounded man
as they steered a course past him,
and the Samaritan who stopped to help
may have been muttering
under his breath
at the inconvenience
the whole time.
How they felt
was immaterial to the wounded man.

--- the Rev. Br. Tobias S. Haller, BSG

[via In a Godward Direction]

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

You know I read this at Tobias' blog, but it really hit me in a new way today.

Thank you.