Acedia, an aversion to spiritual things

William Bennet, speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, said: ‘There is a coarseness and a cynicism to our era…The ancients called it acedia, an aversion to spiritual things and an undue concern for the external and the worldly… I submit that only when we turn to the right things – enduring, noble, spiritual things – will life get better…the solution to our chief problem of spiritual impoverishment depends on spiritual renewal. The surrendering of strong beliefs, in our private and public lives, has demoralized society. Today, much of society ridicules and mocks those who are serious about their faith and the only respectable form of bigotry is bigotry against religion, and that because it makes us confront matters we prefer to ignore.’
Wise word we’d do well to heed!

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