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Anthony Bloom: “the Church must never speak from a position of strength”

22 April 2015

Anthony Bloom

“It seems to me, and I am personally convinced, that the Church must never speak from a position of strength…It ought not to be one of the forces influencing this or that state. The Church ought to be, if you will, just as powerless as God himself, which does not coerce but which calls and unveils the beauty and the truth of things without imposing them. As soon as the Church begins to exercise power, it loses its most profound characteristic which is divine love [i.e.] the understanding of those it is called to save and not to smash…”
– Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 22 April 2015 2:16 pm

    Reblogged this on BRIDGE  REPORT.

  2. 22 April 2015 6:37 pm

    Reblogged this on First Thoughts.

  3. 15 April 2016 10:30 am

    Reblogged this on deinvestiture.

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