Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.
Nothing that we despise in other men is inherently absent from ourselves. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or don't do, and more in light of what they suffer.
The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ.
The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ. Such a man knows that the call to discipleship is a gift of grace, and that the call is inseparable from the grace. But those who try to use this grace as a dispensation from following Christ are simply deceiving themselves.
The deep meaning of the cross of Christ is that there is no suffering on earth that is not borne by God.
The Church is the Church only when it exists for others...not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others.
Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.
We have learnt, rather too late, that action comes, not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
If we would answer the question of the existence of the Evil then we would not be sinners, we could make something else responsible.
In other times it may have been the business of Christianity to champion the equality of all men; its business today will be to defend passionately human dignity and reserve.
Time is lost when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Faith without works is not faith at all, but a simple lack of obedience to God.
When all is said and done, the life of faith is nothing if not an unending struggle of the spirit with every available weapon against the flesh.
Wherever there are sinners, the weak, the sorrowful, the poor in the world, that is where God goes.
Any honours that come our way are only stolen from him to whom alone they really belong, the Lord who sent us.
In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.