To Ponder

For me, the spiritual journey is not about growing more certain about the world, but rather about embracing more and more the mystery at the heart of everything and living into the great questions of life

(Christine Valters Painter)

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To move toward the love we most deeply desire, we must be taken where we could not and would not go on our own.  To keep us from sabotaging the journey, we must not know where we are going either.

(Christine Valters Painter)

God insistently, paradoxically invites both our curiosity and our trust.

(Marilyn Chandler McEntyre)

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All that happens to us,

all we may call chance or fate,

ill fortune or interruption,

is an occasion of divine encounter.

(Marilyn Chandler McEntyre)

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…and everything that is hurt,

everything that seemed to us dark,

harsh, shameful, maimed, ugly, irreparably damaged,

is in Him transformed and recognised

as whole, as lovely

and radiant in His Light.

(Symeon The New Theologian 10th C)

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