Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Higher expectations

G.K. Chesterton:
"There is a very real sense in which the Christian is worse than the heathen, the Spaniard worse than the Red Indian, or even the Roman potentially worse than the Carthaginian. But there is only one sense in which he is worse; and that is not in being positively worse. The Christian is only worse because it is his business to be better."
As quoted in Mary Eberstadt, The Loser Letters, p. 110.