The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue
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Saturday, 5 May 2012

GK's Weekly, Turning Back The Clock


There is one metaphor of which the moderns are very fond; they are always saying, "You can't put the clock back." The simple and obvious answer is "You can." A clock, being a piece of human construction, can be restored by the human finger to any figure or hour. In the same way society, being a piece of human construction, can be reconstructed upon any plan that has ever existed.

There is another proverb, "As you have made your bed, so you must lie on it"; which again is simply a lie. If I have made my bed uncomfortable, please God I will make it again.

GK Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World (1910)

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