Quote of the Day: Sayers on Jesus “meek and mild”

Glory to God in the Highest

Attributed to Dorothy L. Sayers: [mfn]I cannot find a precise reference and would be grateful to anyone who might have it and share it here.[/mfn]

I believe it to be a great mistake to present Christianity as something charming and popular with no offense in it…We cannot blink at the fact that gentle Jesus meek and mild was so stiff in his opinions and so inflammatory in his language that he was thrown out of church, stoned, hunted from place to place, and finally gibbeted as a firebrand and a public danger. Whatever his peace was, it was not the peace of an amiable indifference.

Many thanks to Jason Staples who found the reference! A quick search and I was able to find the speech, “Creed or Chaos?” online. According to that source it is from, an “Address delivered at the Biennial Festival of the Church Tutorial Classes Association in Derby, May 4th, 1940.”


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