Friday, November 22, 2013

Quote of the Day

I have always been thinking of the ways in which Christianity is taught, and whenever I find one way that makes it a wider blessing than any other, I cling to that as the truest—I mean that which takes in the most good of all kinds and brings in the most people as sharers in it. It is surely better to pardon too much than to condemn too much.

– The character of Dorothea in Middlemarch
by George Eliot

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Trusting God's Generous Invitation
What the Vatican Can Learn from the X-Men
A Call to Emphasize Catholicism's "Sweet Spot"
The Treasure and the Dross
Rosemary Haughton and the "True Catholic Enterprise"
What It Means to Be Catholic
Quote of the Day – February 4, 2011

Related Off-site Links:
Pope Francis: 'Ideological Christians' Are a 'Serious Illness' – Alex Kane (AlterNet, October 21, 2013).
A Big Heart Open to God: An Exclusive Interview with Pope Francis – Antonio Spadaro, S.J. (America, September 30, 2013).

1 comment:

Paula said...

Thanks for the quotation from Dorothea in Middlemarch. She was one of my favorite characters in the past, though I haven't re-read it in a long time. I also identified with poor old Casabon(sp?) who couldn't get his scholarly act together.