Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

December 06, 2004

From the Either/Or Department

Thomas Linacre was the personal physician of both Henry VII and Henry VIII. Os Guinness tells a bit of his story:

Late in his life he took Catholic orders and was given a copy of the Gospels to read for the first time. ... Reading the four Gospels himself, Linacre was amazed and troubled: "Either these are not the Gospels," he said, "or we are not Christians."


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