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There is no-one righteous, not even one; there is no-one who understands, no-one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no-one who does good, not even one. Romans 3, 10 - 12
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It is said that Diogène, the famous Greek cynical philosopher, walked in full day with a lantern while declaring: "I seek a man". He did not find anybody who was worthy to bear this name.
Another philosopher, modern that one, the ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss was of the same opinion. Travelling from one continent to another, he had devoted long decades to study men. When he was 80 years old, a journalist examined his life. He called this a radioscopy of his life. The journalist wanted to release the strong points of his life. At the end of the discussion, he asked him: "You who have met so many famous characters, which one would you like to associate with?"
- "Nobody," was the short answer.
- "This is really sad," answered the journalist. "You don't trust anybody."
- "I don't believe there are big reasons to actually trust men".
The Word of God has always agreed with this pessimism. The beginning of the epistle to the Romans, for example, paints a heartbraking picture of all humanity (pagans, Greeks, Jews, including moralists and philosophers). It therefore also reveals, that there is somebody who never disappoints. This is Jesus, the Saviour of the world. Do you know him? Do you have regular meetings with him?
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