Reflection 4.9.16

Art involves one in a recovery of childhood…. It is very likely that when Jesus warned his followers to “turn and become like children” he was advising political insurrection every bit as threatening to the powers of his time and place as when he drove out money-lenders from their places in the Temple.

The fear of pleasure is a deeply held political issue, and the creative person is out in front insisting that ecstasy and pleasure are what life is about–but everyone’s pleasure, not one’s own private pleasure.

~Matthew Fox, A Spirituality Named Compassion

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