Péguy on The Modern World…and Playing Games with God


The modern world as a whole is a world that thinks only about its own old age. It is a monstrous old people’s home, an institution for pensioners. … Avarice in the form of anxiety about tomorrow is the lord of all the world.

God plays with man the children’s game of ‘loser takes all’.

— Hans Urs von Balthasar commenting on and quoting Charles Péguy

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