2006-06-23

life...

"In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"...redemption, it was hidden in the landscape of loss and love and fire and rain, we never would have come this way looking for redemption..." -Jars of Clay

It's strange how the difficulty and strangeness and fire and knives of life burn and cut off those parts of us which are not intrinsically a part of who we are, and how as we shed the dross of what comes with our humanity, we see ourselves getting simpler and simpler, more childlike, and more awestruck at the wonder of God... AWESTRUCK, to the point you can't even speak... simpler and simpler and simpler until we ARE... and we realize the goal of life isn't trying to be SOMETHING, but just to BE...

no human would ever begin down the path of losing everything to gain his soul... yet that is what it takes... but having been placed on that path, I can imagine no greater thing than to lose everything which is not me in order to have the joy of being, of being unobstructed from other souls, from God... I want no barriers, no walls, nothing to keep my away from others... I want COMMUNION...

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