Empty Days

Sunday, March 21, 2004



Very good bit yesterday at Sursum Corda (latin name = catholic blog) on Gospels as opposed to latter-day christianity with its family-values, niceties, coffee cakes et al:
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters -- yes, even his own life -- he cannot be my disciple." (Luke 14:25).
This is fundamental. It is also why the current New-Age use of such expressions as "spiritual life" or "spiritual growth" are such over-stated travesties of the actual meaning. There is no comfort in trying to get out of the merely human, mundane condition - it's a harsh jerk and a severance of primal home-bound ties. The world of the spirit is an exile - it's better to stay with the car and the washing machine if you want to be cosy.

It angries me no end that the washing machine should not be enough.





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