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Man was Created for Greatness

"The brave new world tells us that we ought to settle for a middling happiness in a life free of trouble. Catholicism tells us not only that we are capable of greatness but that greatness is demanded of us. The brave new world is a world of rationally organized self-indulgence. The world of the saints is a world of radical, extravagant self-giving. The brave new world is flat, painless, essentially carefree. The world of the saints is always craggy and sometimes painful; it includes dark nights of the soul as well as moments of ecstatic love. Which is the more human world? Which is the more liberated world? Which is the world on which you would want to bet your life?" -George Weigel