I think that the Church is the only thing that is going to make the terrible world we are coming to endurable; the only thing that makes the Church endurable is that it is somehow the body of Christ and that on this we are fed. It seems to be a fact that you suffer as much from the Church as for it but if you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Making the terrible world endurable
Artist: Albertus Verhoesen
I have long admired Flannery O'Connor but, truth to tell, I haven't thought about her works much just lately. Today I happened to come across a reference to her and decided to share the following with you:
* Flannery O'Connor was fascinated by birds - especially peacocks.