Saturday, January 26, 2008

Gandhi wisdom

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems."

Mohandas Gandhi



Donald & Angela said...

I just wanted to say thanks! I was stumbling around the internet looking for housing ministries in Dallas and I found your blog. I really enjoyed looking over you last couple of posts. You stand as an encouragement to my wife and I to really embrace the love Christ calls us to.

I think we will try to come to the next urban book club.

Larry James said...

donald & angela, thanks for the post. We'd love to have you at the book club. I look forward to meeting you!

c hand said...

More Gandi wisdom: Were he a German Jew, Gandhi pronounced, he would challenge the Germans to shoot or imprison him rather than “submit to discriminating treatment.” Such “voluntary” suffering, practiced by all the Jews of Germany, would bring them, he promised, immeasurable “inner strength and joy.” Indeed, “if the Jewish mind could be prepared” for such suffering, even a massacre of all German Jews “could be turned into a day of thanksgiving and joy,” Google "gandhi hitler" for more Gandhi wisdom

Anonymous said...

c hand, you have reminded me of another gandhi quote. "I like your Christ, I do not like your christians. They are so unlike your Christ."

c hand said...

May I ask which part of his statement has to do with me? Was it rude of me to supply other Gandi quotes? Obviously Chistians are never perfectly christlike, but who would be MORE christlike?

Anonymous said...

chand, you don't understand Ghandi. These statements, if they are indeed from him, fit with his radical commitment to non-violent social engagement no matter how extreme the enemies tactics. King shared the same ideas. Ghandi is no anti-Semite. He is radically committed to non-violence, without exception. You may not agree, but at least understand what he meant.

c hand said...

Why did you assume his comments to be anti-Semitic. My understanding of Gandhi parallels your description of him. Why are you upset instead of celebratory at the recitation of some of his radical commitment to nonviolence.
The civil rights movement succeeded in challenging wrong headed views on race and society, not genocidal ones . MLK appealed to whites of good conscience to step up and do the right thing. He led marches into fire hoses ...not machine guns.