Friday, March 17, 2006

Flannery O'Connor on Hope and the Church

2 Lent
"I think that the Church is the only thing that is going to make the terrible world we are coming to endurable; the only thing that makes the Church endurable is that it is somehow the body of Christ and that on this we are fed. It seems to be a fact that you have to suffer as much from the Church as for it but if you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it."

- Flannery O'Connor, in "Habit of Being"
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1 comment:

-mike- said...

"It seems to be a fact that you have to suffer as much from the Church as for it but if you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it."

Wow. That was amazing. I love this lady!

I think I may marry a dead woman...