"While we deliberate, he reigns; when we decide, he reigns; when we decide foolishly, he reigns; when we serve him in humble loyalty, he reigns; when we serve him self-assertively, he reigns; when we rebel and seek to withhold our service, he reigns -- the Alpha and the Omega, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."
-William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (1881-1944) in a sermon at Lambeth Conference. Quoted in Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality by Richard H. Schmidt (Eerdmans, 2002), p. 258.
"It is a great mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion."
-William Temple in The Hope of A New World (1940). Quoted in Schmidt, p262.
Image: Christus Rex by Peter Eugene Ball, Sculptor at The Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Southwell Minster) Nottinghamshire. 1987.