3.27.2006

quote of the day - on Church

From Flannery O'Connor (via semina verbi):
I write the way I do because (not though) I am a Catholic....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 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.

6 comments:

Grace said...

I love Flannery O'Connor there's something about her writings that I really connect with.

Talmida said...

It seems to be a fact that you suffer as much from the Church as for it...

Truer words never spoken!

:)

Sheila said...

How funny, I just today started reading "Wise Blood"! My first F. O'C. -- she's been on my to-read list a long time. I can already tell I'm going to like her!

Paula said...

I am going to save this quote.I love it.You have a good site, Susan.I hope that you will blog after you will become a sister.

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

Thanks Paula! That's the plan ... although probably not quite so frequently!

Claude Muncey said...

Many thanks for the link, Susan.