Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Unlearning the World


'The true Christian is ever dying while he lives...

Day by day he unlearns the love of this world and the desire of its praise; he can bear to belong to the nameless family of God, and to seem to the world strange in it and out of place, for so he is.

And when Christ comes at last, blessed indeed will be his lot.  He has joined himself from the first to the conquering side; he has risked the present against the future, preferring the chance of eternity to the certainty of time...

His reward will be but beginning, when that of the children of this world is come to an end.'
Cardinal John Henry Newman




Painting: Julian Falat

This is a repost from our archives. It is linked to Reconciled to You and Theology is a Verb for 'It's Worth Revisiting Wednesday.'


3 comments:

  1. Unlearning the World

    Another teaching on the meaning of life.


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    1. Cardinal Newman said it so well, didn't he?

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  2. Yes he sure did echo the Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church.
    Beautiful Blog.

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