Word Of The Day

WORD OF THE DAY
Bourgeois

1. related to or belonging to the middle class of society

2. having qualities or values associated with the middle class; too concerned about wealth, possessions, and respectable behavior

3. dominated by commercial and industrial interests

4. a person with social behavior and political views held to be influenced by private property interest; capitalist

For more info check out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourgeoisie

 

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’

“All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!

Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!”

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”
Luke 18:17-30

 

Christianity is essentially anti-bourgeois. A Christian, a true Christian, is the opposite of a bourgeois

 

Middle class, middle man, incapable of great virtue or great vice: and there would be nothing wrong with that, if only he would be willing to remain as such; but, when his child-like or feminine tendency to camouflage pushes him to dream of grandeur, honours, and thus riches, which he cannot achieve honestly with his own second-rate powers, then the average man compensates with cunning, schemes, and mischief; he kicks out ethics, and becomes bourgeois

The bourgeois is the average man who does not accept to remain such, and who, lacking the strength sufficient for the conquest of essential values – those of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) – opts for material ones, for appearances
Roberto Paravese

 

 

 

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