Voice of the Day: Soren Kierkegaard

Normally, I don’t share a quote here unless I can verify it by tracing it back to the source it was originally published in. I’ve been unable to do that with today’s quote, but I’m going to share it anyway. I’ve read enough Kierkegaard to know that if he didn’t actually say this, he would have wished he had.

“People have an idea that the preacher is an actor on a stage and they are the critics, blaming or praising him. What they don’t know is that they are the actors on the stage; he [the preacher] is merely the prompter standing in the wings, reminding them of their lost lines.” —Soren Kierkegaard.

We all have times when we need to be reminded of our lost lines.

Hat Tip: Sheryl Cox