Red Book #21

The greatness is, the intoxication is, the undignified, sick, paltry dailiness is.

 It runs in all the streets, lives in all the houses, and rules the day of all humanity.

Even the eternal stars are commonplace.


It is the great mistress and the one essence of God.

One laughs about it, and laughter, too, is.

Do you believe, man of this time, that laughter is lower than worship?

Where is your measure, false measurer?

The sum of life decides in laughter and in worship, not your judgment.”

But the spirit of the depths stepped up to me and said: “What you speak is.


PRESUPPOSITION In order that both he who is giving the Spiritual Exercises, and he who is receiving them, may more help and benefit themselves, let it be presupposed that every good Christian is to be more ready to save his neighbor’s proposition than to condemn it. If he cannot save it, let him inquire how he means it; and if he means it badly, let him correct him with charity. If that is not enough, let him seek all the suitable means to bring him to mean it well, and save himself.