If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.
~ Thomas Carlyle
I savor Fr. Neuhaus’s formulation. We concede that Jesus-the-Christ — Jesus-the-Savior — isn’t something you submit for validation to the Bureau of Weights and Measures. We therefore think of him, as all Christians must, “proleptically,” i.e., in anticipation of a comprehensive acknowledgment of him, as Him. And this gives additional romance to Christian belief, as is fitting for those who sit waiting, forever and ever, yet confident that the third act will be transporting.
~ William F. Buckley, Jr. in Nearer, My God (NY: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997), page 113.
In the midst of a generation screaming for answers, Christians are stuttering.
~ Howard Hendricks