Monday, 28 November 2016

Human obligation

From Waymarks (Dag Hammarskjold):
Your obligation is "to --."
You can never save yourself through "not to --."
The closest interpretation of this would stand to say that human obligation must be defined in positive terms.  Being good does not necessarily mean, avoiding evil.  Goodness demands more than abstention, or merely being good; it has to have beneficial acts, doing good.

It is indeed a good lesson for this Advent, as we prepare for the coming of our Lord, who choose 'to' and not 'not to'.

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