A thought-provoking start to the week:
“Always you renounce a lesser good for a greater; the opposite is what sin is…. The struggle to submit… is not a struggle to submit but a struggle to accept and with passion. I mean, possibly, with joy. Picture me with my ground teeth stalking joy – fully armed too as it’s a highly dangerous quest.”
— Flannery O’Conner (as quoted by John Piper in When I Don’t Desire God, 101).