Aug 18, 2014 1017
“ . . .And the priests and Levites—everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord” (Ezra 1:5).
Do men and women have access to any spiritual resources outside of themselves? When a man must make a choice between a value, the sole beneficiary of which is himself, and an alternative good with the potential to bless hundreds, does the universe give a damn? If the answer is no, then there is no such thing as human excellence—and the world must be a pogrom. If yes—if God brings his goodness to bear on human affairs and ranges his moral forces against evil—then moral endeavor is the only game in town.