Tuesday, August 14

"Anger and Greed. What else is anger than the imulsive response to the experience of being deprived? When my sense of self depends on what others say of me, anger is a quite natural reaction to a critical word. And when my sense of self depends on what i can acquire, greed flares up when my desires are frustrated. thus greed and anger are the brother and sister of a false self fabricated by the social compulsions of an unredeemed world."

"and the place of salvation is called desert, the place of solitude"

-Henri Nouwen
'the way of the heart'

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