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Disciple of a Fool

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux is famous for saying that “Anyone who takes himself for his own spiritual director is the disciple of a fool.” This simply means that in matters that matter most in life, it is dangerous and foolish to fail to habitually seek counsel from others. Why? The simple fact is that the human person has an infinite capacity for self-delusion. To make matters worse, intelligence,... Read More

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