18 May 2013

Pray Tell, Lord Tennyson

Is it better to have done more harm than good,
than to have made no difference at all?


Erik Maldre said...

I would challenge the notion of making no difference at all. Is that possible? That aside, the case can be made for "more harm than good". Harm is forgiven. Good is for the glory of the kingdom.

Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...

No response, Erik. Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I especially like your explanation, that harm is forgiven, while the good resounds to the glory of God. It is probably not possible to "make no difference at all." But I would offer, along these same lines, Luther's often misunderstood but rather profound pastoral advice: "If you must sin, sin boldly, and trust the grace of God all the more boldly."