Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael.
There is a deep irony in this attempt to curtail human creativity and resourcefulness. The same people who resolutely oppose economic growth tend to resist any curtailment in the growth of the state's power to intervene and redistribute wealth. Christians, who take the reality of sin seriously, so it seems to me, ought to do the exact opposite: encourage economic development and growth while advocating for a curtailment of state power and the accumlation of national debt. In other words, we should trust free people more and powerful people—or those lusting after power—less.
John Bolt, Economic Shalom