Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Silence - Endo Shusaku

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Shusako Endo was a world renowned author who wrote from a unique perspective - as a Japanese Christian he was able to write his novels with an overtly Christian undertone and he influenced many people for the Gospel. His most famous work, Silence, which was recently made into a movie, tells the story of a Catholic priest serving in Japan in the seventeenth century. This historical novel portrays the great struggles of the missionaries and how one man has to make a tough choice in order to save the lives of other priests. It is a very depressing movie, but very closely linked to facts surrounding the true story.
There are not many people that have heard of Shusako Endo, so here are some insightful quotes from his works:

“Sin, he reflected, is not what it is usually thought to be; it is not to steal and tell lies. Sin is for one man to walk brutally over the life of another and to be quite oblivious of the wounds he has left behind.” Shusaku Endo, Silence  

Christ did not die for the good and beautiful. It is easy enough to die for the good and beautiful; the hard thing is to die for the miserable and corrupt.” Shūsaku Endō, Silence 

“Every weakness contains within itself a strength.”

May these words inspire you today.
God bless you

Living in Grace

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