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The Christian Goo-Goos Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16

The Christian Goo-Goos

As Christians, we're supposed to be the good guys. Often, we aren't. What gives?

At a Glance

In the 1890s, political reformers were called "good government guys" or "goo-goos" for short. While good guys in government might seem like an oxymoron, being good is a requirement for Christians. How do we become "goo-goos" for Christ without burning out? Paul gives us the rundown.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Viral Church," July 4, 2010, at

Have you ever been called a "goody two-shoes?" It's usually not a compliment, given that it's usually a title reserved for someone who's so good as to be annoying to regular, imperfect people. But did you ever wonder where that expression comes from? Turns out it's from a 1765 children's book about a poor, orphan girl named Margery Meanwell (she means well, get it?) who walks around forlornly with only one shoe until a wealthy benefactor gives her a new pair of shoes, after which she runs around town knocking on doors and telling...

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