And this:The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things… The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things, and make them unimportant.-The DoctorServe God, love me, and mend.-Benedict, Much Ado About NothingIf we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.-George Eliot, MiddlemarchI pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God, it changes me.-ShadowlandsOne thing I have learned hard, if indeed I have learned it now: it is a reduction of our humanity to hide from pain, our own or others'. To hide from anything...Be open, be available, be exposed, be skinless. Skinless? Dance around in your bones...I am not exempt, no matter how I may yearn for the old undemanding darkness under the stone.-Wallace Stegner, All the Little Live ThingsIt were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.-Luke 17:2Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.-Luke 18:2Jesus wept.-John 11:35
Monday, December 17, 2012
Things I need to hear after this weekend.
I've never felt more emotionally sick about something in my life. I really have nothing to say, so let me leave you with things I need to hear, and maybe you do too.