Saturday, September 18, 2004

Self-disrespect

I'm grateful to Jim for pointing the way to this site where one can find a word from the desert fathers. Does anything run more counter-current to the world than thoughts like this from Abba Sisoes:
Let yourself be despised, cast your own will behind your back, and you will be free from care and at peace.

You know, I've re-written the commentary on this three times, and I don't know why. There's nothing I can add to it -- it speaks for itself. "... cast your will behind your back." I'll see if I can't remember that one.

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