Manly Quote Mondays: The Deepest Need

19 Aug

The deepest need of men is not food and clothing and shelter, important as they are.  It is God.

We have mistaken the nature of poverty and thought it was economic poverty.  No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God’s re-creating, loving peace.

Peer into poverty and see if we are really getting down to our deepest needs in our economic salvation schemes.  These are important.  But they lie farther along the road, secondary steps toward world reconstruction.

The primary step is a holy life, transformed and radiant in the glory of God.

 

-Thomas R. Kelly, A Testament of Devotion

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