Sunday, October 2, 2022

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Seneca, on How ‘God Is Near You’)

“God is near you, with you, inside you. Yes, Lucilius, there is a holy spirit abiding within us who observes our good deeds and bad and watches over us. He treats us according as we treat him. No man is good without God. Could any man rise above Fortune without his help? It is he that imparts grand and upstanding counsel.”—Roman Stoic philosopher, essayist, playwright, and imperial adviser Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-65 AD), Epistle 41, in The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters, translated by Moses Hadas (1958)

(The image accompanying this post— a bronze statue of Seneca in Cordoba, Spain, by the sculptor Amadeo Ruiz Olmos—was taken by PRA.)

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