Saturday, January 5, 2019

What happens

“Wisdom urges us to take maximal responsibility for our own acts and accept all that befalls us as God’s work. The temptation is to do just the opposite—blame fate, or God for what we do not control, even in ourselves, but indulge in self-congratulation, anxiety, self-pity, or remorse over what we deem our own domain.”


                                                       -Lenn Goodman (summarizing Jewish philosopher Bahya Ibn Pakuda)
                                                                             in A Companionto the Philosophy of Religion

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