Wednesday, July 09, 2008


The church, by and large, has had a poor record of encouraging freedom. She has spent so much time inculcating in us the fear of making mistakes, that she has made us like ill-taught piano students: we play our songs, but we never really hear them because our main concern is not to make music but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch.

-Robert Capon


Mark said...

Great point. In my experience, born-again Christians seem to be more fearful than joyful.

The Blogger said...

wow! dead-on! Great food for thought!

Doorman-Priest said...

And who could disagree with that quote?