News from Friday, 07 March 2008

Challenged by Gandhi...

I have been reminded this week of something that I read on Jonny Baker’s blog ages ago. I lifted the quote back then and every once in a while it comes back to challenge me a little.

It’s from ‘The Christ of the Indian Road’ by E. Stanley Jones and the chunk that stood out for me was part of a conversation between Jones and his friend Gandhi. I reckoned it was worth sharing…

“Mahatma Gandhi I am very anxious to see Christianity naturalized in India so that it shall no longer be a foreign thing identified with a foreign people and a foreign government, but a part of the national life of India and contributing its power to India’s uplift and redemption. What would you suggest we do to make that possible?”

He very gravely and thoughtfully replied: “I would suggest first of all that all of you Christians, missionaries and all begin to live more like Jesus Christ”.

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Posted on Fri, 07 Mar 2008