The Natural vs. the Supernatural

The natural man, the supernatural man.  Many of the characters of history present the natural man—Casanova, Don Juan—but at least one presents the supernatural man—Jesus Christ. The supernatural man takes supposed risks with his sanity; he sacrifices some natural pleasures to gain a greater good.  That good may be for others or himself.

By way of example, a man who follows Christ’s teaching gives up the mistress for the unity of a family and the rewarding of a good woman, who has borne and raised children.  That’s not always easy.  Or he may refrain from taking advantage of a vulnerable woman.

You only live once, and you get a lifetime to earn an eternal reward.  But nobody says that lifetime will be long.

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