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The Good News About Human Psychology According to Anthony de Mello, S.J.

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July 17, 1980

Love does not make sacrifices.

Love bears a burden and feels no burden, says Thomas a Kempis.

Renunciation for its own sake is not good, says Tony de Mello.

But renunciation as a by-product of seeking a good and out of love is good.

There are limits to each person's love.

Only undertake activities that you within the limits of your love can perform with joy.

Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person.

"The poor will never forgive you for the good you have done them," said St. Vincent de Paul.

The sacrament, says [Karl] Rahner, does not invade reality; the sacrament gives expression to what is already there.

Fantasies without feelings are not too helpful.

Many "spiritual problems" are rooted in emotional insecurity.

Distinguish between insecurity problems and spiritual problems.

July 18, 1980

The God of nature is not different from the God of super-nature, says Ignatius (according to Tony de Mello).

   All is grace.

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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...)
 

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