The Compleat Church…
July 7, 2006
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“There is really everything in these ancient churches, no shrinking from anything, as there is in the newer churches, where only the ‘good’ examples appear.
“Here you see what is bad and evil and horrible; what is deformed and suffering, what is ugly, what is unjust – and you could say that all this is somehow loved for God’s sake.
“Here is the angel who doesn’t exist, and the devil, who doesn’t exist – and the human being, who does exist, stands between them, and their unreality makes him more real to me.”
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke