Sayings of a Gadfly
by Max Maxwell

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 A preacher said to a Hindu, “You will submit to Jesus one way or another.  At the name of Jesus every knee will bend, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” 

 The Gadfly said to the preacher, “And how will we serve God on our knees?  Jesus did not preach a gospel of submission, but offered a message of liberation.  Christ did not wish to be your Lord, but to show you a way to the goodness of your own heart.  He did not ascend to the throne of Caesar, but to a cross.  Get off your knees and stand up.  Even a caged bird can sing.  And when the spirit is broken there is no end to the bending of knees.  The opening and strengthening of your heart is worth more to God than burdened kneecaps and wagging tongues.”

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