Many years ago, before television, a well-meaning person proposed what she felt would put an end to war and violence in the world. She said a gigantic stadium had to be built, large enough to hold every single person in the world. When the billions of people had been gathered in the huge amphitheater, the most capable orator in the world would read the “Parable of the Good Samaritan” in a vary dramatic and forceful manner. Then the speaker would say to all the people of the world, “Go and do likewise!” That is to say, “Go and be compassionate and merciful and kind to one another, even your enemies.”
Suppose the message could be simultaneously translated into every language known to mankind without losing any of its power. Suppose all of the logistical problems of such an enormous undertaking could be totally resolved. The question is, “Would it work?” If this question were asked today from every Christian pulpit in the world, I…
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