Sunday, November 04, 2007

Shouldn't a moment have value in itself?

I turned off my own computer and was on my way to bed when I read this paragraph ...and I can't resist! (So I'm writing from my husband's computer downstairs in the study.)

There is something morally repulsive about modern activist theories which deny contemplation and recognize nothing but struggle. For them not a single moment has value in itself, but is only a means for what follows.

-Nicolas Berdyaev


I suspect that Berdyaev was addressing the Bolshevik problem - the Communists with their incessant thesis and antithesis ... but I can't help feeling that this applies more generally to (Christian) life nowadays.

2 comments:

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I think you are probably right.

Laurie Elliot said...

Yes... I so often feel that we need to slow down and live WHERE WE ARE.

A moment, a life... has value in itself - because God values it!