Wendell Berry cited in reflection on Economy
Of interest: "'Angle of Repose' stands test of time"

"On St. Therese and Wendell Berry"

Though a desire to accomplish or conform oneself to something (or someone) greater is not per se flawed, and indeed may be the impetus for an individual's achievements, both Thérèse and Berry prudentially warn against the temptation to human illusions of grandeur. Their counsel is something of a paradox: authentic human greatness is achieved not by casting off the trials of everyday life, but embracing them.

Thus, one could interpret Berry's encouragement to "Think Little", as analogous to the life of St. Thérèse.

via benedictus-dominus.blogspot.com


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