Sunday, December 11, 2022

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Hubert Butler, on the Assurance Provided by Christ)

“To me God is the assurance that the world of men is not purposeless or evil and that we can trust ourselves to it, and that when old laws lose their significance, new ones will slowly shape themselves to take their place. As for Christ, he is the assurance that a man can learn when and how to free himself from the power of the law, however strongly it may be reinforced with venerable traditions and popular approval. The show bread may have to be eaten, the sabbath profaned, the prostitute exalted. ‘GOD’ is the promise that out of this disorder a better order will ultimately ensue.”—Anglo-Irish essayist Hubert Butler (1900-1991), “Little K,” in Independent Spirit: Essays (1996)

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