Thomas Merton

 “The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, most common form, of its innate violence.”

No, I’m not really a fan of the guy, but on occasion he seemed to be on to something. The fruit of the Spirit is among other things – peace & gentleness. Jesus said “come to me…I will give you rest…” it seems as though our pursuits of excellence deem we operate outside of a life lived of the Spirit.

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