symphony of chaos ’til You play us

“We stutter and we stammer 'til You say us, a symphony of chaos 'til You play us, phrases on the pages of unknown 'til You read us into poetry and prose. We are kept and we are captive 'til You free us, vaguely unimagined 'til You dream us, aimlessly unguided 'til You lead us home...Passed [...]

“…I shall be lost in Him; that is, I shall find myself.”

“There exists some point at which I can meet God in a real and experiential contact with His infinite actuality.  This is the ‘place’ of God, His sanctuary, it is the point where my contingent being depends upon His love.  Within myself is a metaphorical apex of existence at which I am held in being [...]

“…now I am going to lead you into the substance”

"I prepared excitedly for my departure, as if this journey had a mysterious significance. I had decided to change my mode of life, 'til now,' I told myself, 'you have only seen the shadow and been well content with it; now, I am going to lead you into the substance.'" -Nikos Kazantzakis

Holiness – the exquisite pun of the first syllable

“Holiness has most often been revealed to me in the exquisite pun of the first syllable, in holes – in not enough help, in brokenness, mess.  High holy places, with ethereal sounds and stained glass, can massage my illusion of holiness, but in holes and lostness I can pick up the light of small ordinary [...]


Excerpts from Madeline L'Engle's "Walking on Water" "The only way we can brush against the hem of the to have the courage, the faith, to abandon control." "The deepest communion with God is beyond words, on the other side of silence." "It is a frightening thing to open oneself to this strange and dark [...]