Wednesday, August 03, 2005


David James Duncan, quoted on the Bruderhof Daily Dig. This was originally sourced from Orion magazine, which contains Duncan's moving article on the search for real faith in the light of a fundamentalist upbringing, 'Are You Saved?'

True evangelism, based on the example of Jesus, does not suggest the "missionary zeal" of self-righteous proselytizers. It implies, on the contrary, the kind of all-embracing universality evident in Mother Teresa's prayer: "May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in." Not just fellow nuns, Catholics, Calcuttans, Indians. The whole world. It gives me pause to realize that, were such a prayer said by me and answered by God, I would afterward possess a heart so open that even hate-driven zealots would fall inside.

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