There is just too much on record and too many reasons to have an institutional church to question seriously its value and the need for it. People who are inside the Church are in a sense inside something holy, and we can understand it, mostly. It is difficult to tell a so-called tourist more than superficial things about something he remains outside of or experiences only fleetingly. If he really wishes to know, he must come inside. Tourists seldom really savor a place even when inside! It is difficult for nonbelievers to describe the believer's world. The nonbeliever can circle a concept indefinitely—like besieging armies outside a city wall—without grasping it.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Today's Maxwell Quote
From Deposition of a Disciple (1976), 61: