Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Making Good Tables

"In nothing has the church so lost her hold on reality as in her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as a result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and that the greater part of the world’s intelligent workers have become irreligious, or at least, uninterested in religion.

"But is it astonishing? How can anyone remain interested in a religion which seems to have no concern with nine-tenths of his life? The church’s approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him not to be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours, and to come to church on Sundays. What the church should be telling him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes on him is to make good tables...."

Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos, Sophia Press, 1949, 1974, pg 77-78. (HT my friend D., who writes at Russell and Duenes)



@ngie said...

What a wonderful thought. Thanks for sharing.

Speaking of sharing. Would you mind looking into adding a 'share this' tab after your posts so we could quickly share your posts on facebook or twitter or even email it to a friend if we wanted to? Just a thought.

I hope you are well, Marti. Bless you!

Marti said...

While blogger continues to evolve, I don't think they provide a graceful way to do this. However, I could start adding add sharing functions, manually, to each post. That's what I to in our ezine archives. OK. Done. For this post anyway.

@ngie said...

Cool. Consider yourself tweeted. :)