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Humble and Awake: Coping with Our Comatose Culture
     

Humble and Awake: Coping with Our Comatose Culture

by Thomas G. Casey
 
In Humble and Awake, Thomas Casey presents the overlooked virtue of humility as a cure to the coma that grips our culture. The examples of the coma are everywhere, from the brutality of our time through the ruining of our environment to our cultural embrace of the seven deadly sins. We are misled, asleep, unaware of our true condition, self-deceived. A radical

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In Humble and Awake, Thomas Casey presents the overlooked virtue of humility as a cure to the coma that grips our culture. The examples of the coma are everywhere, from the brutality of our time through the ruining of our environment to our cultural embrace of the seven deadly sins. We are misled, asleep, unaware of our true condition, self-deceived. A radical reassessment is needed, and humility alone can awaken us. Casey draws on diverse sources - literature, film, philosophy, popular culture - to offer a readable and challenging, frequently moving, meditation on where we really are and what we need to do to awaken.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872432659
Publisher:
Templegate Publishers
Publication date:
10/18/2004
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Humility is of the utmost importance for a comatose culture. First of all, it takes humility to recognize that we are in a quagmire; secondly, it takes humility to realize that we only sink deeper into quicksand the more we try to get out through our own unaided efforts. The only way to rise from the morass is by accepting help. Being humble means recognizing that we cannot do it on our own, but we can do everything with God's help.

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