Satan’s Version of ‘Your Best Life Now’

Satan’s desire is to turn me in on myself to the extent that I become enslaved and become a destructive force in community.  The thrust from Jesus Christ is the opposite – to enhance my freedom so that I can become a creative force of love.  It is the spirit of self-centeredness and selfishness versus the spirit of openness and self-sacrifice for the good of others.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

as quoted by Brennan Manning, The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus, HarperOne, copyright 2005, page 132

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