Wisdom on Wednesdays—What goes on in our hearts

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Portrait of Margaret Ryan, September 1931, pastel on paper, 18 x 15 in.

“Viewed fundamentally, the advance of atheistic communism has little to do with the cold war or with Khrushchev.  It has mostly to do with what goes on in our hearts.

“As long as our principal or only reality consists in expediency we are doomed to slavery.  It does not matter how much we go to church or how many concerts we go to or how many pictures we buy; as long as we regard economic expediency as the most important thing in life, we will be buried.”  (1960)

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2 thoughts on “Wisdom on Wednesdays—What goes on in our hearts

    • I couldn’t agree more. And this attitude shows up in so many of our decisions – where we (and our kids) go to school, what we do for a living, how we spend our leisure time. Well – why else would we do what we do? It’s as if “economic expediency” – though usually thought of in more attractive terms like “security,” “prudence,” or “planning for the future” – is a self-evident principle that overrides all other considerations.

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