finding contrition of heart and poverty in spirit

From the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (d. 740 or 720): My own thoughts like thieves have attacked me, wounding me and covering me with sores. Come now, O Christ my Saviour, to heal me. A priest was the first to see me naked and in dreadful condition, but he passed by on theContinue reading “finding contrition of heart and poverty in spirit”

educating the soul to conform it to reality

Classically, among the great Western philosophers and theologians, happiness denoted the state of the genuine fulfillment of human nature that resulted from being properly related as a person to the truth of reality. Educating the soul to conform it to reality, rather than conforming reality to the dictates of the individual soul, was the secret to the happy life.Continue reading “educating the soul to conform it to reality”