Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Quiet Christian

As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.

It is far too much the sin of all lusting to be the altar of worship or the pinnacle of the spires to be looked up to and to look down upon others, when the real Christian is found in the character of a character from Barchester Chronicles written by Anthony Trollope, in Septimus Harding.

It was this closing comment on this story of ambitious evil, among the lazing flock, that the quiet duty of the Christian mortar which holds the Kingdom of God together, by the sheer weight of it's goodness.

not as a hero, not as a man to be admired and talked of, not as a man who should be toasted at public dinners and spoken of with conventional absurdity as a perfect divine, but as a good man without guile, believing humbly in the religion which he has striven to teach, and guided by the precepts which he has striven to learn. 

To be a good person without guile, believing humbly in the Love of Christ, and teaching the Gospel not with words alone, but with the character of being real Christian, is the living action which not only holds the child in their tears, but holds society secure, so that national tears are never shed.

Septimus Harding.