See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, March 05, 2012

Quote of the Day



"It is true that I am of an older fashion; much that I love has been destroyed or sent into exile." - Chesterton
This quote gave me such an overwhelming sense of sadness that I began to think about what, in my own experience, has been "destroyed" or "sent into exile." My sadness over what has been destroyed is easy to explain. The poor murdered peers of my children and grandchildren stretch out in a long line of mangled bodies from sea to shining sea. T.S. Eliot's Prufrock said life was "measured out in coffee spoons," but since the sixties life in the U.S. has been measured out in tiny dead babies flushed down the toilet and mingled with the garbage in our landfills.
And what has been "sent into exile?" Truth. To speak the truth today is to be accused of intolerance, lack of compassion, hate speech. Ears that want tickling prefer political correctness, lies, and flattery. Evil demands to be called good and threatens to crush those who refuse to bend to the demand.
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All from Les Femmes

Although this post is full of good quotes, this is the quote which impressed me the most, and inspired the post:
And what has been "sent into exile?" Truth. To speak the truth today is to be accused of intolerance, lack of compassion, hate speech. Ears that want tickling prefer political correctness, lies, and flattery. Evil demands to be called good and threatens to crush those who refuse to bend to the demand.
H/T to JimS for the link.

2 comments:

  1. Great quote and so relevant today both here in the UK ans in America

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  2. Thanks, Terry, for posting my blog entries. I'm glad you decided not to quit blogging. I enjoy visiting Abbey Roads.

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