sábado, 4 de setembro de 2010

Os privilégios dos pobres

"When I was a girl we were comparatively poor, but still much richer than most of the world, and when I married I became very rich. It used to worry me, and I thought it wrong to have so many beautiful things when others had nothing. Now I realize it is possible for the rich to sin by coveting the privileges of the poor. The poor have always been the favourites of God and his saints, but I believe that it is one of the special achievements of Grace to sanctify the whole life, riches included. (...)"


Brideshead revisited (1945), Evelyn Waugh