Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy Feast Day!

"When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, He chose for its corner-stone neither the brilliant Paul nor the mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward -- in a word, a man. And upon this rock He has built His Church, and the gates of Hell have not prevailed against it. All the empires and the kingdoms have failed because of this inherent and continual weakness, that they were founded by strong men and upon strong men. But this one thing -- the historic Christian Church -- was founded upon a weak man, and for that reason it is indestructible. For no chain is stronger than its weakest link."
-Heretics
Hat-tip- Chesterton Day by Day

4 comments:

Mapaz said...

Great quote. Love it. :D

Mamselle Duroc said...

That has always been one of my favorite Chesterton quotes. Heretics was the first GK book I read (aside from the Father Brown stories), and my liking for him had gradually been building up throughout the reading... the moment I read that quote I knew I loved him.

Algernon said...

Better to be weak and serve God, then be strong and serve your self.

Rather comferting!

Lucia said...

Awesome quote!

Funny that Father Brown's first name is Paul... it might be something beginning with a J., too, there's a discrepancy in the series, but on the whole I prefer Paul. :)