Sayings of a Gadfly
by Max Maxwell

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 A preacher said, “I have examined that person’s life and have found it to be morally corrupt.  That person will face God’s judgment.” 

The Gadfly said, “If you jump off a cliff, the rocks below will devour your body.  But they will not judge or condemn your soul.  And if you work hard to build up great treasure, that treasure will not offer your soul moral accolades even if it offers you a better life.  For Life does not present you with a moral interpretation of your existence.  The intentions of your heart and the motions of your actions will yield fruit according to their nature.   When you are in the midst of eating that fruit, do not think you are morally condemned if you do not like the taste.  Neither should you construe the approval of life if the fruit of your heart tickles your tongue.   If there is a principle of morality in life, it is that you will be blessed to eat the fruit of your heart.  And you will be condemned to eat the fruit of your heart.  Beyond that, there is no divine judgment.  But that should be enough to inspire us to be the caretakers of our own gardens.  If you do not like the taste of another’s fruit, then pay more attention to the taste of that which is on your own plate.”


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