What has Boston to do with Bosnia?


We are challenged today by a modernized recasting of Tertullian’s question: What has Boston to do with Bosnia? . . . Why should we concern ourselves with the human tragedies of Bosnia, Somalia, and Bangladesh? Why should the holocaust taking place in Rwanda touch our lives when it is obvious that the sovereign Lord has placed us so as to be secure from those dangers and other winds of adversity? Should we worry about restoring democracy to Haiti, ask questions about human rights in China, or be concerned with the plight of human emigrants?

Why should we burden ourselves with the burdens of the world and allow [ourselves] to be disturbed by statistics of war, disease, and poverty? Why should the turmoil of the world disrupt the tranquility of our hearts and surrounding? May I suggest that there is only one compelling reason – ‘For God so loved the world.‘”                         Peter Kuzmic of Croatia

Quoted in Paul Borthwick’s 6 Dangerous Questions to Transform Your View of the World


One thought on “What has Boston to do with Bosnia?

  1. Rodney Wimberly says:

    “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.” G.K. Chesterton

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