The cause of despair in man — refusal to be oneself

“Through the sloth that is sin, man barricades himself against the challenge handed to him by his own dignity. He resists being a spiritual entity endowed with the power to make decisions; he simply does not want to be that for which God lifted him up above all natural potentiality. In other words, man does not want to be what he nevertheless cannot stop being: a spiritual being, truly satisfied with nothing less than God himself; and beyond that, “son of God,” rightful heir to eternal life.”

-Josef Pieper  “An Anthology”

I guess Oprah was right after all…The solution is to Be Yourself! (heavy sarcasm intended :))

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