Sunday, July 12, 2015

Quote of the Day (Bill McKibben, on Faithfulness in His Generation)

“My generation has been good at many things, but tenacityfaithfulnessis not one of them. Sometimes, in fact, we simply want too much. Like marriages that complete us, fulfill us in every way, make us whole, instead of marriages where, on most days, it's enough to be living faithfully together, adding another increment of quotidian devotion, giving each other the benefit of the doubt. Or like religious experiences, instead of the experience of being religious. I have no real sense of what it might have felt like to inhabit the medieval world, when the church was simply the air one breathed, the environment in which one lived.”— Bill McKibben, “High Fidelity,” The Christian Century, March 23, 2004, anthologized in The Best Christian Writing 2006, edited by John Wilson (2005)

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