Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Renounce the search for happiness and you find the substance. — John Jay Chapman, Practical Agitation (1900)
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. —Matthew 6:33

You have nothing but example to contribute.

Reform consists in taking a bone from a dog. Philosophy will not do it. — John Jay Chapman, Practical Agitation (1900).

Monday, August 1, 2011

First Feed the Belly or the Soul?

The matter of the physical support of the individual follows in the wake of a regard for his soul, but never precedes it. — John Jay Chapman, Causes and Consequences
If so, the idea that missionaries should first feed the bodies then the souls of the natives was mistaken.

After noon mass at St. Mary's, Charlie gives me a loaf bread and two squares of tomato pie from Perreca's.

When You Die

When you die, will someone pray for you?