Tuesday, February 20, 2007

More wisdom from Ashley and O'Rourke

“A work ethic by which life is simply striving for a far-off, ever-receding
goal is a bad ethic” (p. 204).

This would be a contradiction of Christian joy. Pleasure is a natural secondary consequence of the pursuit of authentic human goods, even spiritual ones. If we are pursuing those goods we will experience authentic happiness on some level (even if at the same time as experience suffering and pain).

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