Monday, July 04, 2011
Jealousy and envy prove you are degenerate, and no less, ambition proves you are illegitimate sons and daughters. You bite and devour one another, and your conflicts and strifes arise only from your concupiscences. Your wrestiling is against the hosts of darkness, your battle is against the armies of devils, and you turn the points of your swords against each other; your fathers, filled with wisdom and their face being turned toward propitiatory, looked familiarly upon one another, while their sons and daughters, filled with envy, are grievoius even to behold.
...The fathers came to the kingdom by way of humility, not by the way of loftiness; the sons and daughters, walking about in the circle of their ambition, do not ask the way of a city for their Habitation.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Celano, Second Life