The Zoo Fence

The Zoo Fence

Here’s A Thought

The Zoo Fence

What is divine in Man is
elusive and impalpable,
and he is easily tempted
to embody it in a collective form
– a church, a country, a social system, a leader –
so that he may realize it
with less effort
and serve it with more profit.
Yet the attempt to externalize
the kingdom of heaven
in a temporal shape
must end in disaster.
It cannot be created by charters
or constitutions
nor established by arms.
Those who set out for it alone
will reach it together,
and those who seek it in company
will perish by themselves.
Hugh Kingsmill
in “The Poisoned Crown”
quoted in “Jesus Rediscovered”
by Malcolm Muggeridge

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