Monday, May 30, 2005

The Gulag Archipelago

It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually, it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes, not through states, not between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts. So, bless you, prison, for having been in my life.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago


At May 31, 2005 5:49 AM, Blogger Max said...

Some of the toughest experiences of our lives are the fires of refinement that God uses to burn away the dross and expose the precious metal of our lives. When we lean on God for our strength in these times, the good that comes is multiplied exponentially. If we lean on our own strength there is good, but it is only added.

At June 01, 2005 1:06 PM, Blogger American Girl said...

What a true statement.

At June 02, 2005 10:08 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

I haven't read The Gulag Archipelago, but I have read A Day in the Life... and loved it.


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