Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The loud and troublesome insects of the hour

I've posted this Edmund Burke quotation before. It's a good reminder, not only about politics, but for anyone, including pastors.

From his Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).
.... Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field; that, of course, they are many in number, or that, after all, they are other than the little, shriveled, meager, hopping, though loud and troublesome, insects of the hour. ....

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