Christ, our Light
Saturday, July 3, 1999
Feast of Thomas the Apostle

Those who make it a reproach to Christianity that it taught no new morality and invented no new kind of Deity could not be more laughably wide of the mark. What it did was to guarantee that the old morality was actually valid, and the old beliefs literally true. “Ye worship ye know not what, but we know what we worship,” “that which we have seen with our eyes and our hands have handled”—“He suffered under Pontius Pilate.” God died—not in a legend, not in a symbol, not in a distant past nor in a realm unknown, but here, [in the crucifixion of Christ]; the whole great cloudy castle of natural religion and poetic prophecy is brought down to earth and firmly cemented upon that angular and solid cornerstone.
... Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957), The Man Born to be King, London: V. Gollancz, 1943, reprint, Ignatius Press, 1990, p. 22 (see the book; see also 1 John 1:1-3; Matt. 21:42-44; John 4:22; Eph. 2:19-20; 1 Pet. 2:6-10; more at Christ, Cornerstone, Crucifixion, Easter, Knowledge, Morality, Suffer, Teach, Truth)

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