Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I appeal now to the convictions of the communicants, and ask such persons whether they have not been occasionally conscious of a painful confusion of thought between the worship due to God and the commemoration due to Christ.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Sermon given on September 9, 1832 at the Second Church, Boston, Massachusetts. "The Lord's Supper," Miscellanies (1883, repr. 1903).
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