“What you must realize, what you must come to praise, is the fact that there is no right way that is going to become apparent to you once and for all. The most blinding illumination that strikes and perhaps radically changes your life will be so attenuated and obscured by doubts and dailiness that you may one day come to suspect the truth of that moment at all. The calling that seemed so clear will be lost in echoes of questionings and indecision; the church that seems to save you will fester with egos, complacencies, banalities; the deepest love of your life will work itself out like a thorn in your heart until all you can think of is plucking it out. Wisdom is accepting the truth of this. Courage is persisting with life in spite of it. And faith is finding yourself, in the deepest part of your soul, in the very heart of who you are, moved to praise it.”
– Christian Wiman (My Bright Abyss)
- That startling moment when the words of a complete stranger are a perfect description of your own life. If I was to sum up what I’ve learned about life so far, it would be this.
- I have so many of these moments.
- I collect them privately so I figured I may as well post some of them here under Scrapbook…with a few of my thoughts on them.
- Expect many many more.