The ONE THING for today

Then there’s you…

Fred B. Craddock, (1928-2015), one of my favorite preachers relates an interesting story from the life of Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard. Caddock states…

“Some years ago, I think it was about five years ago, I was reading the Journals of Kierkegaard. He lived in the 1840s, 1850s in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was brilliant, but kind of a weird duck in a lot of ways.

He’d been out on the town in Copenhagen. He noticed a girl with a beggar’s basket, leading three musicians down the street, begging. The musicians were blind. They were trained, classically trained. They were playing Mozart and Beethoven; it was just marvelous music, and around them gathered a little crowd of street people who didn’t have any money. And down the street, clattering in their chariots, went those who had money, going to the evening’s entertainment.

Kierkegaard wrote in his Journal: “There are two kinds of people in the world; those who are willing but cannot and those who are able but will not.” Kierkegaard was wrong. There are three kinds of people: Those who are willing but cannot, those who are able, but will not, and then there’s you … then there’s you.” — The Collected Sermons of Fred B. Craddock by Fred B. Craddock

The ONE THING for today: And then there’s you…

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