Sunday, June 20, 2010

Have read a chapter La Noche Triste in An Instinct For War about Cortes' conquest of Mexico that left me feeling that it would have been nice if the situation could have handled to the benefit of many with less greed. In any event, the most Catholic of all Gospels occurs today:
Then he said to all,
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it."
I see this as an encouragement to leave a pained narcissism, in what now would be called an idealizing transference, and follow the ethic that Jesus has laid out.

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