Quotes: Campbell on Planning


Joseph CampbellWe must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is awaiting us.
                     Joseph Campbell, educator, writer

While raised a Christian, Joseph Campbell converted to Hinduism later in life.  Nevertheless, this quote is heavily based on Christ’s teaching,  because it obviously hearkens to the rich man who wants to follow Christ but won’t give up his earthly goods because his family expects it. (Mark 10: 17- 25).   This quote I think shows even when we don’t want to acknowledge Him, He appears.
7And when he had gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18And Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but one, that is God. 19Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother. 20And he answered and said to him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

 21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing thou lack: go, sell whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 
                 Daniel Websters Bible

           
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