THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Monday, January 19, 2015
Commemoration of Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095

I believe it to be a grave mistake to present Christianity as something charming and popular with no offence in it. Seeing that Christ went about the world giving the most violent offence to all kinds of people it would seem absurd to expect that the doctrine of His Person can be so presented as to offend nobody. We cannot blink [at] the fact that gentle Jesus meek and mild was so stiff in His opinions and so inflammatory in His language that He was thrown out of church, stoned, hunted from place to place, and finally gibbeted as a firebrand and a public danger. Whatever His peace was, it was not the peace of an amiable indifference; and He said in so many words that what He brought with Him was fire and sword.
... Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957), Creed Or Chaos?: and Other Essays in Popular Theology, Methuen, 1957, p. 36 (see the book; see also Luke 4:28-30; Matt. 10:22,34-35; Mark 13:13; John 7:43-44; 8:37-40,44,59; 14:27; more at Belief, Church, Fire, Gentleness, Jesus, Meekness, Peace, People, Sword)

 
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