Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these. (Jeremiah 7:4)

Many also among ourselves cry, “The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord,” who do yet nothing care for the Lord of the temple.

Esse Christianum grande est, non videri, saith Jerome. It is a great privilege to be a Christian, but not to seem only to be so; an empty title yieldeth but an empty comfort at last.

 

The image: Raphael, The Betrothal of the Virgin

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