Saturday, April 26, 2008

In the name of Jesus Christ, who was never in a hurry, we pray, O God, that you will slow us down, for we know that we live too fast. With all of eternity before us, make us take time to live--time to get acquainted with You, time to enjoy Your blessings, and to to know each other.
Peter Marshall quoted in PATCHES OF GODLIGHT: FATHER TIM'S FAVORITE QUOTES collected by Jan Karon.

Friday, April 18, 2008

For the church is not a human society of people united by their natural affinities but the Body of Christ, in which all members, however different, (and He rejoices in their differences and by no means wishes to iron them out) must share the common life, complementing and helping one another precisely by their differences.
C.S. Lewis. LETTERS OF C.S. LEWIS. 7 December 1950.
From at least the age of six, romantic longings--Sehnucht--had played an unusually central part in my experience. Such longing is in itself the very reverse of wishful thinking: it is more like thoughful wishing.
C.S. Lewis. NARRATIVE POEMS. Preface to Dymer.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant—
Success in Cirrcuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightening to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind—

Emily Dickinson. TELL ALL THE TRUTH.