Friday, August 26, 2011


My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9, NKJV)

In the published diaries of Joseph Goebbels, the infamous Nazi propagandist, there are two or three references to Mahatma Gandhi. Goebbels believed that Gandhi was a fool and a fanatic. If Gandhi had the sense to organize militarily, Goebbels thought, he might hope to win the freedom of India. He was certain that Gandhi couldn't succeed following a path of non-resistance and peaceful revolution.

Yet as history played itself out, India peacefully won her independence while the Nazi military machine was destroyed. What Goebbels regarded as weakness actually turned out to be strength. What he thought of as strength turned out to be weakness.

There are so many books and courses today that stress the need to assert yourself in order to make an impact. Jesus suggests otherwise , "and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all." (Mark 10:44, NIV)

From the book DAY LIGHTERS by Nico Bougas. Available from

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