Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Oswald Hoffmann, fully Oswald C. J. Hoffmann

American Clergyman and Broadcaster best known as speaker for The Lutheran Hour

"Can anyone think of believing in God without trusting Him? Is it possible to trust in God for the big things like forgiveness and eternal life, and then refuse to trust Him for the little things like clothing and food?"

"The [Good Samaritan] never asked: "Is this man my neighbor?" He didn't waste time asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking himself, "Is the wounded man the kind I should help?" he just saw the man's problem and did something about it."

"Don't ask yourself the wrong questions, my friend. Don't ask whether it is worth getting involved, or whether people deserve your efforts, or whether they really are your neighbors. There is only one question: Which of you will prove to be a neighbor to people who need help in the teeming cities of the world and in the expansive countryside?"