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Quotes Tagged: holy simplicity

The constant drumbeat of materialism

Francois Fenelon, in his book Christian Perfection, wrote: “It is a wise self-love, which wants to get out of the intoxication of outside things.” Before I can free myself from the lure of material things, I have to become more sensitive to the things of the spirit, which will diminish my chances of being dazzled by superficial allurements. More important than a new car or the fastest computer will be the latest revelation from God on how I can better love my neighbor while at the same time deflecting my own self-centered greed. Through simplicity we learn that self-denial paradoxically leads to true self-fulfillment. Simplicity allows us to hold the interests of others above out self-interest. Real simplicity is true freedom. The constant drumbeat of materialism will no longer be deafening. We will desire less, and be happy with less.

Gerry Straub, “Holy Simplicity”, Gerry Straub’s Blog

Pure holy simplicity…

Pure holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.

~St. Francis of Assisi, Salutation of the Virtues