The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016



The Desert Saints on Doing Nothing for Show

The Desert Fathers and Mothers teach about the importance of humility and doing nothing for show.

Salinger on Humility

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Is God proud?

Can God be proud? How does He feel when we take credit for His work?

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