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Lionel Blue
February 6, 1930 -
Nationality: British
Category: Clergyman
Subcategory: British Clergyman

Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.


I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how.


I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven, heaven happened. These things changed my life. I owe them to my encounter with Christianity.

    Topics: Christianity

Christianity had two faces which bewildered me - two pictures which didn't fit.


My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely.


Old friends die on you, and they're irreplaceable. You become dependent.


Someone gave me a New Testament. I had never before read it systematically. Some parts made sense, some parts shocked me.


I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version.


For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved, will always be the only one for her or him.


At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.


I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay.


It's more fun to watch without joining in.


I was not comfortable worshipping another Jew.


During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school.


What would I have done if I'd been put to the test? Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst.


I was not allowed a physical lover. Falling in love with Love was the best I could get.


On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats, which I accept and bless them in return, a transaction satisfying to all concerned.


I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.


I still go to a Christian priory for retreats.


To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.


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