Tradition & Imagination

“There are those who in their very first seeking of it are nearer to the kingdom of heaven than many who have for years believed themselves in it.  In the former there is more of the mind of Jesus, and when he calls them, they recognize him at once and go after him.  The others examine him from head to foot, and finding him not sufficiently like the Jesus of their conception, turn their backs, and go to church to kneel before a vague form mingled of tradition and imagination.”

-George MacDonald in The Curate’s Awakening

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