Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ambition or Magnanimity?

We can hope for great things, if we are hoping for God to do great things in us and give us Himself as our great reward. This is some of what Aquinas means by magnanimity. In contrast, we are not supposed to be ambitious, to hope to be successful and honored and recognized for our own sake. Humility is a tough row to hoe. (Not theology here, just thinking.)

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