Saturday, June 06, 2009

Shouldn't we act differently if we believe what we claim to believe?

A constant reproach addressed to Christians: 'Your faith has no outward effect on your way of life. If you really believed in such marvellous and astonishing things, you would live in a different way.'

Answer: 'Surely you believe that death is inevitable? Not only do you believe this but you know it for certain. And yet, does it make any great difference to your way of life? None at all.'

---Alexander Elchaninov, The Diary of a Russian Priest, St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.