On progress

O marvelous progress! O sage progress! O progress drawing one near to the bottom of hell!—And what of the progress of living, heartfelt faith? what of the progress of Christian love? …Christian love not only in the most basic, immediate sense, but also the kind that fills the glaring, horrifying needs of others who do not even have their daily bread, their necessary clothing and their shelter? Where are you, true progress? They have forgotten you, they have stolen your name away from you and applied it instead to this monstrous, satanic progress!
St. John of Kronstadt

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