ROBIN MAAS ON CARYLL HOUSELANDER

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“It is one thing to worship Christ as the perfection of human nature in the Incarnation. It is quite another to recognize and welcome him “in every kind of imperfect, unlikely, and-assessed by our own vanity-unsuitable human creature.” But, [Houselander] insists, there is “no kind of person through whom Christ will not love the world.” In particular, he chooses to dwell within those from whom the “mediocre shrink . . . people in whom suffering is stripped naked in all its ugliness, and whose suffering cannot be cured by our charity…. Like the disciples in the garden we prefer to shut our eyes rather than to enter into this suffering without being able to hide or alleviate it. ”

Robin Maas, from “Caryll Houselander: An Appreciation

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