Acting Against the Spirit of Our Time

From Howard Thurman in Footprints of a Dream : The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples (1959):

The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires.

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