Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On This Rock

I am reading a marvelous book by Stanley Jaki, And on This Rock: The Witness of One Land and Two Covenants, and came across this paragraph so important to remember during these times of troubles for the Church founded upon the rock of Peter.

“When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, he chose for its cornerstone neither the brilliant Paul nor the mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward—in a word, a man. And upon this rock he has built His Church, and the gates of Hell have not prevailed against it. All the empires and the kingdoms have failed, because of this inherent and continual weakness, that they were founded by strong men and upon strong men. But this one thing, the historical Christian Church, was founded on a weak man, and for that reason it is indestructible. For no chain is stronger than its weakest link.” (p. 95)