Greatness: John Henry Newman



If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.

Cardinal Newman.

The problem with this, John Henry, is that if we are not intended for great ends we can presumably save ourselves the great hazards. But if we want to be great (what else would are we trying to achieve – greatness doesn’t necessarily mean worldly success, does it?) we have no choice but to risk the great hazards – according to you – only to be destined to fail.

Still, it’s a thought worth pondering. It just needs a little unpacking, that’s all 🙂

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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