I discovered this from the newsletter of the Cathedral Church of St. James (Anglican) in Toronto. The Dean of Toronto, the Very Revd. Douglas Stoute, was talking about how the Church is a transformative force in society. And he ended his article by quoting—much to my amused surprise—Ezra Taft Benson:
“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world
would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they
take themselves out of the slums. The world would mould men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behaviour but Christ can change human nature.”
Ezra Taft Benson was the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the 1980s, before Gordon Hinckley took over. I may not like their theology, but as the old saying goes, a stopped clock is right twice a day…
Have a good weekend!