Tuesday 27 May 2008

Kandinsky and van Gogh say more than they know in their paintings. So does a devout man who is not a Christian but a Jew and a philosopher, Martin Buber. Listen: "You should utter words as though heaven were opened within them and as though you did not put the word into your mouth, but as though you had entered the word." Buber was certainly not consciously thinking of the second person of the Trinity when he wrote that. Nevertheless, his words become richer for me when I set them alongside these: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water

People with true inner authority "author" us. They create life in us. They seem to write life more than they are written upon. As with Jesus, power comes out from them.

When the world meets people whose center of gravity is within themselves and not just in religion or answers, the world will draw close like moths to a flame.

Richard Rohr, Near Occasions of Grac


  1. Lovely. Completely lovely.

  2. Yes. I love those two people, Madeleine and Richard. I find they blend quite well together on the page :)

  3. some great ideas and quotes there Sue, you find such gems


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