“The religion of Jesus Christ is intended to bring us back to our real natural condition”

What is it that is the principal cause of everyone’s unhappiness who is not a Christian? It is the want of enough to love. We are made for love—and in vain we strive to pour forth the streams of our affection by the narrow channels which the world can give—and well is it if, stagnated in our hearts, they turn not to bitterness. The religion of Jesus Christ is intended to bring us back to our real natural condition: for all the world is in an unnatural state. This alone will give us that to love which alone can satisfy our loving—which alone, as we climb each successive height, can show us another yet Higher and farther off—so that, as our powers of loving expand the object of loving grows in all those glories which excite our love and yet make it long for more.

George MacDonald

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  1. Fr Aidan Kimel says:

    From an 1848 letter to Miss Louisa Powell

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