Straining Out Gnats while Swallowing Camels original artwork by Sara A.E. Klein
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A high quality Giclee Print on Somerset Velvet paper from our Spring 2019 Snatches of Speech collection.
“The loyal soldier is largely the same thing that Freud was describing with his concept of the superego, which he said usually substitutes for any real, adult formation of conscience. The superego feels like God, because people have had nothing else to guide them. Such a bogus conscience is a terrible substitute for authentic morality! What reveals its bogus character its major resistance to change and growth. And its substituting of small, low-cost moral issues, for the real ones that ask us to change, instead of always trying to change other people. Jesus called it ‘straining out gnats, while swallowing camels’ (Matthew 23:24).”
- Fr. Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life