Dorothy Sayers: God Took His Own Medicine

OROTHY SAYERS was one of the most prophetic voices of the twentieth century. She warned Christians who were bored with biblical teaching that the dogma is the real drama, the meaning of life, the creed keeping us from the chaos. The following excerpt is from “The Greatest Drama Ever Staged”

“Now, this is not just a pious commonplace; it is not commonplace at all. For what it means is this, among other things: that for whatever reason God chose to make man as he is—limited and suffering and subject to sorrows and death—He had the honesty and the courage to take His own medicine. Whatever game He is playing with His creation, He has kept His own rules and played fair. He can exact nothing from man that He has not exacted from Himself. He has Himself gone through the whole of human experience, from the trivial irritations of family life and the cramping restrictions of hard work and lack of money to the worst horrors of pain and humiliation, defeat, despair and death. When He was a man, He played the man. He was born in poverty and died in disgrace and thought it well worth while.”