Real Work: The Opposite of Self-Expression

“The adolescent, excited at finding the wonderful Self, supposes that life now consists in expressing it for the edification of all others. Most of us are bored. Real work… is not self-expression, but its very opposite. St. John the Baptist’s ‘I must decrease but he must increase’ is embedded in all good work.”

Eugene Peters, The Contemplative Pastor

HT: James Witmer

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