Dare the devil

Dorothy Sayers said this:

The people who crucified Jesus never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore — on the contrary, they thought him too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphere of tedium. We have very efficiently pared the claws of the Lion of Judah, certified him ‘meek and mile,’ and recommended him as a fitting household pet for pale curates and pious old ladies.

Mark Batterson followed that quote up with this:

If Sayer’s generation declawed the Lion of Judah, we have neutered him. Or lobotomized His wild side. And then we wonder why we’re bored with our faith?