The one thing needful

"There are reasons why we need Christianity, but not just any Christianity. We do not need a Christianity that makes political revolution, that rushes to co-operate with so-called sexual liberation, that approves our concupiscence or praises our violence. There are enough forces in the world to do all these things without the aid of Christianity. We need a Christianity that will help us to move beyond the immediate pressures of life, that gives us insight into the basic limits of the human condition and the capacity to accept them, a Christianity that teaches us the simple truth that there is not only a tomorrow but a day after tomorrow . . ."

Leszek Kolakowski, "Can the Devil be Saved?"

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