Nameless Emissary: Anxiety

Nameless Emissary: Anxiety                                                           2/16/15

“Left to ourselves, we still remain the prisoner of our own being. We cannot successfully hide for long our mysterious being. If we attempt to hide it, the truth of our being haunts us with its nameless emissary: anxiety.

“This anxiety becomes the prophet of the repressed mystery of our being: with its alienation, anxiety takes the place of the scorned poverty.

“In the final analysis we have one of two choices: to obediently accept our innate poverty or become the slave of anxiety.”

 

Excerpt from “Poverty of Spirit” by Johannes Baptist Metz

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