• Sam Baker

Love

Nothing worth doing is completed in

our lifetime; therefore, we are saved

by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or

good makes complete sense in any

immediate context of history;

therefore, we are saved by faith.

Nothing we do, however virtuous,

can be accomplished alone;

therefore, we are saved by love. No

virtuous act is quite as virtuous from

the standpoint of our friend or foe as

from our own,; therefore, we are

saved by the final form of love,

which is forgiveness.

-Reinhold Niebuhr