Discover the wit and wisdom of Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"Not to be humiliated by the limitations of pain and death"
"CHRIST came on earth to smash the man who
felt himself strong. And He did, in the most effective and final manner,
smash the man who felt himself strong; for He opposed to him the God
who felt Himself weak. Human beings henceforward were not
to be humiliated by the limitations of pain and death; for Deity itself
has admitted them... Marred by a million other mistakes, betrayed and
tortured through the agony of eighteen centuries, Christianity has never
lost its strongest and most distinctive note, the physical note; the
talk of the body and the blood. Ever since the Crucifixion a certain
actuality, and, therefore, a certain sanctity, has clung round the hard
pain of prosaic men."