Wednesday, February 04, 2009

counter my recurrent dreams of Iowa City insurrection

St. Bonaventure - Meditations on the Life of Christ; Opera omnia, vol.12, p.530f.

Thus you see what he did by doing nothing. He made himself despised. Do you think that to be a small thing? For indeed, it was not he who stood in need of it, but us. I know of nothing more difficult, nor of anything greater. They seem to me to have reached the highest degree who, unfeignedly and with all their heart, are sufficiently possessed of themselves as to seek nothing other than to be despised, counted for nothing, and living in the deepest abasement. This is a greater victory than to take a town.

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