Saturday, January 31, 2015

Wendell Berry: "Christ Did Not come To Found An Organized Religion"

Alan: Decades ago, I was surprised to learn -- from the mouth of a Catholic priest -- that Catholic teaching holds that when there is no longer need for the organized church to serve as "wisdom repository" and "protective vault," the organized church will no longer be necessary.

“I am, maybe, the ultimate Protestant, the man at the end of the Protestant road, for as I have read the Gospels over the years, the belief has grown in me that Christ did not come to found an organized religion but came instead to found an unorganized one.  He seems to have come to carry religion out of the temple into the fields and sheep pastures, onto the roadsides and the banks of rivers, into the houses of sinners and publicans, into the town and the wilderness, toward the membership of all that is here.  Well, you can read and see what you think.”  Jayber Crow” by Wendell Berry

Compendium Of Wendell Berry Pax Posts

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