Some Words on the Church
by S. M. Hutchens
As I age, the impression intensifies that one's best work has never been original, even that there has never really been such a thing as true human originality, for what is good, true, and beautiful originates in God, so that artful, kairotic recapitulation (even in technology, for every functioning use is imitative) is really what we are about, and is in fact the chief element of theosis. The rage for originality is a kind of spiritual sickness, for the more one tries for it, the more the attempts seem to produce the ugly, irrational, and inhumane—whatever good may be found in the . . .
S. M. Hutchens is a senior editor.
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