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Letters of C. G. Jung: Volume I, 1906-1950 (Vol 1)

To Pastor Fritz Pfafflin

Dear Pastor Pfafflin, 5 July 1935

Understandable though your question is, I find it difficult to answer by letter and in a few words.

Whatever future developments may bring, I think that despite everything it is not necessary at present for you to hang your cassock on the nail.

So long as there is a parish for you to look after, you have work enough to do.

Christianity as bequeathed to us by our fathers will be a necessity for a long time to come.

What is worrying you does not conflict with Christianity but has to do with experiences which a Christian-minded person, who takes his religion seriously, must go through provided he has the necessary vocation.

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 191-192