Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saving our lives

This is a saying from Dao De Jing (道德經), supposedly written by Laozi (老子), around 500 BC, in China. It means, loosely, “A saint is put forward when he does not push himself forward; he preserves himself when he does not take himself seriously.”

About 500 year later, 8,000 kilometers away in Palestine, Jesus said, “Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.” That is recorded in the Goepel according to Luke, chapter 17, verse 33.

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