The ethic of active love

“The Gospel of Jesus that tells us to expect the end of the world turns us away from the path of immediate action towards service in behalf of the Kingdom of God. It urges us to seek true strength through detachment from this world in the spirit of the Kingdom of God. The essence of Christianity is an affirmation of the world that has passed through a negation of the world. Within a system of thought that denies the world and anticipates its end, Jesus sets up the eternal ethic of active love!”

Albert Schweitzer, “Out of My Life and Thought”

(quote selected and emphasized by Emanuel Conţac)

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