Monday, March 21, 2011

Quick Quote

"True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice." - St. Francis of Assisi 


One Who Survived said...

But progress TOWARD WHAT?

St Francis of Assisi believed that to "progress" was to progress beyond one's sins and one's sinful nature, toward Christ and becoming in full communion with Christ and His Nature.

He did NOT equate "progress" with "economic development" such as old-fashioned Marxists used to do and so-called "capitalists" still do. And he did not equate "progress" with what most contemporary Western academics regard it as, ie "sensitivity" to "race, gender and sexual orientation".

Rather, by "progress", St Francis of Assisi meant a personal progress toward repudiating one's own vanities, and progressing toward greater charity. (Although in his time, most Church officials did not follow his example, and they still don't; he was a true Reformer of Christianity, but one whose idea of "reform" was to reform WITHIN the system rather than smashing it up entirely.)

I'm just curious, Cryn, is THAT EXACTLY what you mean when you quote St Francis of Asssisi? ;-) :-)

Anonymous said...

I don't have an answer for the question of One Who Survived, but I will say that St. Francis was known for being kind to the Animals.

And the Indentured Educated Class is, in the eyes of the US Government, being viewed as no better than a bunch of animals. (Beasts, if you will.)

So maybe I should pray to St. Francis for salvation.