Tuesday, 29 November 2005

universal destruction

The trivialisation of the horrible and the holy destroys the universe.

I have been contemplating this quote for a while. It struck me when listening to a recorded sermon no doubt, quite a while ago, and unfortunately I can't remember whose it was* or on what passage - shameful. Still, I can't help but think that he is right. Which is quite a challenge to me, especially regarding my humour.

* I suspect Ravi Zacharias.

1 comment:

marc said...

Rosemary, I agree with this idea as well. The very first week on PURGATORIO I did a series of posts on the current triteness of the cross. The point being that the cross has been so trivialized it has lost any useful iconic meaning... The horrible and the holy had been trivialized.


PS. The first in the series was called Pick Up Your Cross and Swallow... You can find it in the Archives if you are interested.