I am not unaware of the frailty of human nature.  I ask only that, while we may, at times, limp and stumble along – as happens even to the most mature more often than anyone would wish – we should, nevertheless, continue to judge and value each other as Christians.  But on one condition: that those who stumble and trip up should not depart from the way of the Lord and that no amount of stumbling should bring them to a complete halt.  They should always struggle to their feet and try consciously to overcome whatever hinders their advance.  Although they may totter and tremble, they should never lose heart.  Supposing they fall, they should pick themselves up so that, at the end, nothing may stop them pressing forward or looking toward the kingdom of God, which is their proper goal. – John Calvin (1509-1564)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s