Monday, May 14, 2007

Great Quotes from Wild Men - Girolamo Savonarola


"In the primitive church the chalices were of wood, the prelates of gold; in these days the Church hath chalices of gold and prelates of wood."

Savonarola may not be my model for leadership, but I have to admire his radical conviction. His observations about the corruption of religion have rung true throughout the centuries which have followed this 15th century Dominican prist.

3 comments:

mike said...

what is sad is that you could take any quote from all of christian history that is critical of the church and it would still be apt today.

ecclesia semper reformada

or something like that

Pastor Phil said...

Hey Mike,

Of course, but that is probably true for every season of church life. That is what makes guys like Savonarola prophets.

mike said...

yes.



thats all. just yes.


glad to hear all the good stuff about the conference.