Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dumb

There's no mystery. It would be more interesting if there was. Pretending otherwise is folly. Obedience has three parts. Doing what the spirit tells you. Conforming your will to the spirit. And conforming your intellect to the spirit. The problem isn't obedience, it's the spirit.

Franciscans would define spirit in accordance with their interpretation of the Christian message. Their obedience is a discipline devoted to an understanding of and devotion to a higher purpose. Here on earth it's the first part of obedience that becomes subject to a temptation to redefine higher purpose by the number of shares a tweet gets.

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