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Truth: On Emerson\s Quote

“God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Repose in this context could be leisure, dormancy or any comfort zone. 397 more words

Kantian Newman

In chapter five of his Apologia, Newman writes,

If I looked into a mirror, and did not see my face, I should have the sort of feeling which actually comes upon me, when I look into this living busy world, and see no reflexion of its Creator.

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John Henry Newman

On Cultivating Irrelevance: The Benedict Option 2.0

From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge—a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning.

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On Cultivating Patient Irrelevance: The Benedict Option 2.0

“The monks waited.”
~ Walter M. Miller, Jr.

It seems that I’m more out of touch than even my teens realize. Here’s how I know.

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