No man has a right to be idle…

With the fine movie on the life of William Wilberforce (Amazing Grace) in theaters, it seems good to share one of his convictions here. It comes from Wilberforce’s book, A Practical View of Christianity (published in 1797).

No man has a right to be idle. Where is it, that in such a world as this, health, and leisure, and affluence many not find some ignorance to instruct, some wrong to redress, some want [lack] to supply, some misery to alleviate?

Good question. Got an answer?

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