zpew.jpg"Surely you know that if a man can't be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that 'suits' him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches."

"The congregational principle, on the other hand, makes each church into a kind of club, and finally, if all goes well, into a coterie or faction. In the second place, the search for a 'suitable' church makes the man a critic where the Enemy wants him to be a pupil."

"What He wants of the layman in church is an attitude which may, indeed, be critical in the sense of rejecting what is false or unhelpful, but which is wholly uncritical in the sense that it does not appraise - does not waste time in thinking about what it rejects, but lays itself open in uncommenting, humble receptivity to any nourishment that is going."


"I think I warned you before that if your patient can't be kept out of the Church, he ought as least to be violently attached to some party within it. I don't mean on really doctrinal issues; about those, the more lukewarm he is the better."

"The real fun is working up hatred between those who say 'mass' and those who say 'holy communion'..."