Goodbye Anatevka

Saint Paul summarizes this well: “As long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.” It is a mistake to get used to certain places in the sense of pretending to enjoy a kind of security by way of familiarity, for this is also what Ecclesiastes, Qoheleth, the Preacher, would say is vanity. Vanity of vanities! All is vanity! We must be ready to leave even the body at any moment whatsoever to go to be with the Lord. We had better not congratulate ourselves in our “security”, the eat, drink and be merry thing.

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One response to “Goodbye Anatevka

  1. sanfelipe007

    Vanity of Vanities
    (apologies to Sheldon Harnick)

    Vanity of vanities, maladies of maladies
    Take the complacent by the hand
    Turn him around and- maladies of maladies- Led him athwart the promised land!

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