Friday, February 16, 2007

Aristotle and Simón Pedro

I'm loving Aristotle these days. Here's the first paragraph of an inspired essay:

Simon Peter, the Mean, and the Holy Spirit
To be too courageous or not courageous enough is a vice. Aristotle asserts the importance of reaching a mean between excess and deficiency. Simon Peter, in the course of a single chapter of the Book of John, displays both extremes. It is not until he is given he empowerment of the Holy Spirit that he is able to acheive the state of the mean in his disposition toward the feelings of fear and confidence.

Needs rewording, but that's good enough for now.

Today I also started an essay called "Goldilocks and the Three Means."

2 comments:

Dan said...

What chapter of John? We're left hanging.

Kimberly Pye said...

You know. But the rest of the essay will eventually be written for blogular publication.