A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Quote of the Week

"Virtue only comes to a character which has been thoroughly schooled and trained and brought to a pitch of perfection by unremitting practice. We are born for it, but not with it."

- Seneca, Letters from a Stoic, Letter XC

(Image: "Virtudes," by Rafael, 16th cent.)


Dulcimer said...
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Dulcimer said...

This may or may not truly relate but I found Seneca's statement really striking in light of a podcast I listened to recently on the topics of virtue and memory. https://www.circeinstitute.org/podcast/quiddity-54-jenny-rallens-why-and-how-memory-cultivates-virtue