Sayings of a Gadfly
by Max Maxwell

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 The Gadfly said, “The clouds have no need to justify their rain.  Nor do the trees need to justify their fruit.  Only humans look at themselves with faithless eyes and say, ‘I am in need of redemption.’”

 A minister said, “Of course clouds and trees don’t think that way.  They are just clouds and trees.  But people are infected with Adam’s sin and are corrupt.  We have all fallen short of the glory of God.  We do need justification in the saving work of Jesus Christ.” 

 The Gadfly responded, “Strange that the grace and dignity afforded even to clouds and trees would be denied to the children of God.  It is better to be like a tree, which bears fruit without conscience, than to become a neurotic mathematician who is a priest of faithless calculation.”

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