This God

“Madame,” I said, “if our God were a pagan god or the god of intellectuals–and for me it comes to much the same–He might fly to His remotest heaven and our grief would force Him down to earth again.  But you know that our God came to be among us.  Shake your fist at Him, spit in His face, scourge Him, and finally crucify Him: what does it matter?  My daughter, it’s already been done to Him.”

Georges Bernanos, The Diary of a Country Priest, 133

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