Thursday, February 08, 2007

Morning Musings!!

In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.
Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher (1844 - 1900)

That quote right there is so true, and in one deft turn of phrase shows the inherent weakness in all of us. Man by design is weak and prone to self-aggrandizement, jealousy and a host of other vices, and the sooner we acknowledge that, the easier it is to regulate and control those impulses within us.

That is not to say that virtue is always missing within us, but to recognize that we are usually waging a protracted battle to show modesty when vanity is dragging us along, to show mercy when rage and anger are consuming us, to see the good in other when jealousy is tugging at us. Those who are best at seeing that war within themselves at a distance are the ones able to approach what could pass for inner pass. They are not saints, but striving men and women who know that the battle is most time within and not without.