But real love has always ended in bloodshed…

ANY MAN WHO PREACHES REAL LOVE IS BOUND TO BEGET HATE

“You will be hated by everyone on account of My name, but the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 10:22)

“All those vague theosophical minds for whom the universe is an immense melting-pot are exactly the minds which shrink instinctively from that earthquake saying of our Gospels, which declare that the Son of God came not with peace but with a sundering sword. The saying rings entirely true even considered as what it obviously is; the statement that any man who preaches real love is bound to beget hate. It is as true of democratic fraternity as a divine love; sham love ends in compromise and common philosophy; but real love has always ended in bloodshed. Yet there is another and yet more awful truth behind the obvious meaning of this utterance of our Lord. According to Himself the Son was a sword separating brother and brother that they should for an aeon hate each other. But the Father also was a sword, which in the black beginning separated brother and brother, so that they should love each other at last.”

G. K. Chesterton, The Romance of Orthodoxy, Orthodoxy, 1908

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