04 July 2007

Defense

Nevertheless, I would advise you against defensiveness on principle. It precludes the best eventualities along with the worst. At the most basic level, it expresses a lack of faith. As I have said, the worst eventualities can have great value as experience. And often enough, when we think we are protecting ourselves, we are struggling against our rescuer.

- Reverend John Ames in Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

1 Comments:

FES said...

Excellent thoughts eloquently expressed!

7/13/2007 9:56 PM  

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