Thursday, June 23, 2016

On Our Calling to do Good: 'The Imitation of Christ'

It is better to look the other way when you see something not to your liking, better to leave everyone to think as he pleases than to feel bound to begin a heated argument. If you are pleasing in the sight of God and are concerned only with his view of the matter in question, you won't mind it so much when you are worsted by others.~ Thomas รก Kempis, The Imitation of Christ (Knox translation), From Book 3, Section 44

I get the last part, but should we turn a blind eye to the wrongs in the world and "leave everyone to think as [they] please"? Are we not obligated, as Christians, to do what is good in the presence of what is wrong?