Signs of the Times

From The Presbyterian Herald Belfast, County Antrim Northern Ireland

Notice how often Jesus said, "Ye have heard that it hath been said ... but I say," and he proceeds to state something so startling in its newness that it shocked the people of his day. Like many of us, they wanted a refuge rather than a strength to meet the challenge of the times ...; they wanted a religion which would never demand the thinking out of the will of God for them in relation to changed circumstances. It was easier to cling to "an eye for an eye" than to awake to the fact that if human relationships were not to get progressively worse, men must seek, through the grace of God, to maintain love even towards the enemy.

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January 12, 1957

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