Friday, March 10, 2006

Daily Gospel: Self-reliant Madness

“What I like about my madness is that it has protected me from the very beginning against the charms of the ‘√©lite’: never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a ‘talent’; my sole concern has been to save myself – nothing in my hands, nothing up my sleeve – by work and faith. As a result, my pure choice did not raise me above anyone. Without equipment, without tools, I set all of me to work in order to save all of me. If I relegate impossible Salvation to the proproom, what remains? A whole man, composed of all men and as good as all of them and no better than any.”

---Jean-Paul Sartre, The Words