Thursday, May 8, 2014

Flannery O'Connor Gives Us Advice

Thanks to Michael Lichens who today on Facebook quoted Flannery ...

You don’t serve God by saying: the Church is ineffective, I’ll have none of it. Your pain at its lack of effectiveness is a sign of your nearness to God. We overcome this lack of effectiveness simply by suffering on account of it. To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness. Charity is hard and endures.

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