Monday, October 8, 2012

Talefolk™ - Self-flagellation

"Do not be deceived by those who seem so devout and zealous that they inflict pain upon themselves," he taught.  "I never cease to marvel at those who prefer to torture themselves rather than to face their fears and listen to what God is telling them.  God's yoke is easy if we do not kick against the pricks.  And we cannot atone for our own sins, no matter how much pain we suffer, though suffering can produce a false sense of nobility."