Friday, August 29, 2014

A Tenth Requisite: Freedom by Jen Cervantes

Johann Woflgang von Goethe wrote:
“Nine requisites for contented living:
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real the things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.”
I add a tenth: and the absolute freedom to experience it all.