Friday, April 27, 2018

We must be pruned to grow (Dorothy Day)

    We must be pruned to grow, and cutting hurts the natural man.  But if this corruption is to put on incorruption, if one is to put on Christ, the new man, pain of one kind or another is inevitable.  And how joyful a thought that in spite of one’s dullness and lethargy one is indeed growing in the spiritual life. 

--Dorothy Day, cited in David Brooks, 
The Road to Character, p.102 

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