Thursday, January 28, 2016

The bravery of joy …

… Bruce Charlton's Notions: Superstitious fear of nemesis thwarts joy and hope - Colin Wilson, William Arkle and optimism. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Our culture tends to admire the cynic, the pessimist, the hard-boiled, slyly-corrupt hedonist - the anti-hero. But I feel that the greatest Christian hero is the one who really believes in the goodness and love of God such that full value is accorded to those moment of joy, hope, beauty and inspiration which come our way.
Well, I think it is important not to think too well of yourself. And that suggestion Jesus made about not letting your left hand know what your right hand is doing is solid advice.

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