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Archive for August 15th, 2009

An Introduction to the Devout Life continues, with some thoughts on how to defend your reputation without being snotty and arrogant.

Book 3, Chapter 7.

11:22.

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An Introduction to the Devout Life continues, with some really radical, countercultural ideas for those seeking to practice the virtue of humility. The idea is not just to accept embarrassment and failure and other weaknesses or bad stuff calmly, but to try to be glad that you’ve got this wonderful opportunity to build character. Not easy.

(Although I did get a glimpse of the truth of this, from my experiences with my broken arm earlier this year. After a certain point, you want more than to be un-negative or neutral about this stuff, because it’s such a waste of energy. You might as well be positive about it, being that the opportunities for embarrassment, weakness, and annoyance at your own lack of sainthood are so… abundant.)

Book 3, Chapter 6.

10:37.

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