Voluntary Penance

A likable friend from school, he settled in Nebraska and retired to Tennessee.  He could do what I couldn’t, live among strangers and fellow Christians of our Western Civilization.  It’s still a challenge, though the groundwork has been laid.  Christ died to make people friendlier to each other.

We seldom realize that we are reaping that sowing, that turning of the soil by the first Christians.  From crucifying Romans, Western Civilization became hospital building citizens, and charity contributors.  We do more than go to the moon.

Through prayer we keep contact with that Almighty figure on the cross, crucified voluntarily in the souls of his followers.

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