Friday, August 31, 2007

Are you happy?

"When it has any use of belief, our age presses religion into the service of power. The rest of the time, it banishes faith from any position of authority. Once the lifeblood of intimate, social, and civic life, the sacred makes its appearance now as a mere distraction -- whether embraced or condemned -- from the main event. Ignoring previous counsel and reflection from Aristotle to Freud, we embrace a gospel of personal happiness, defined as the unbridled pursuit of impulse. Yet, we remain profoundly unhappy."

-- The Triumph of the Therapeutic, from the introduction written by Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn.

Many thanks to The Rev. William Kevin Fisher of Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, Las Vegas, Nevada for bringing this quote to my attention.

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

P.S. Happy birthday to Molly, Greg, and Bill

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