Monday, July 15, 2013

The Most Difficult Idol to Dislodge

"...the overwhelming evidence before us -from Eden until now- suggests that making strange gods for and of ourselves is something that comes to human beings as naturally and easily as taking a breathe, expelling it, and taking another. And the most painful truth is that the first and most difficult idol to dislodge is the idol of oneself."

     - Elizabeth Scalia in  Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life., page 28