Sunday, July 6, 2008


Consolation for the Christian often hurts. His joy is dangerous. Christianity is the one religion where the smashing of one’s paradigm is also the ascent to holiness, not merely a “humbling” prerequisite to enlightenment where one later looks wistfully back and says, “Ah yes, such an evil fool I was back in the day when my ego needed smashing”; but is itself the sanctified and sanctifying path, because Jesus, the Son of God went down it.

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