Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Peter Marshall's Challenge

The Modern challenge to motherhood is the eternal challenge-that of being godly women.  The very phrase sounds strange in our ears.  We never hear it now.
We hear about every other kind of women-- beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated  women, career women, talented women, divorced women.
But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman-- or of a godly man either, for that matter.
I believe women come nearer fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else.
It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife than to be Miss America.
It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel, filled with filth.
It is far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old fashioned than to be ultra-modern.
The world has enough women who know how to hold their cocktails, who have lost all their illusions and their faith.
The world has enough women who know how to be smart.
It needs women who are willing to be simple.
The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant.
It needs some who will be brave.
The world has enough women who are popular.
It needs more who are pure.
We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right, than socially correct.
Let us not fool ourselves--without Christianity, without Christan education, without the principles of Christ inculcated into young life, we are simply rearing pagans.
Physically, they will be perfect.  Intellectually, they will be brilliant.   But spiritually, they will be pagan.  Let us not fool ourselves.
The twentieth century challenge to motherhood--when it is all boiled down-- is that mothers will have an experience of God...a reality which they can pass on to their children.

Peter Marshall, Mr. Jones, Meet the Master

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