Monday, October 20, 2008

"God, come to my assistance"

"Nothing rings more true to men and women aware of themselves than the consciousness of their need; for this reason, nothing expresses what we are better than crying out, the cry of the needy person to the only One who can respond to this need" (Faith: The Ultimate Expression of an Affection for Oneself, pg. 3). I don't think this ever rings more true than on Monday mornings. May the only One capable of responding to our need accompany us today and enable us to face the reality we encounter, the people we encounter, in the confidence that we encounter Him along the path of our daily lives.

"Lord, make haste to help me."

See also Obedience: First approach at a synthesis and Affection for oneself is what opposes ideology. Oddly enough, in the latter post, I quote T.S. Eliot! So, being in a reactive state-of-mind, I exaggerated when I quoted Morrissey to the effect that Old Possum says nothing to me about my life. As it turns out, he says, in Murder in the Cathedral, "The last temptation is the greatest treason. To do the right thing for the wrong reason".

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