Friday, September 16, 2011

Markings, Part 15

You know it.

71. That piece of pagan anthropomorphism: the belief that, in order to educate us, God wishes us to suffer. How far from this is the assent to suffering when it strikes us because we have obeyed what we have seen to be God's will. (164)

72. The pure, simple self at the hour of waking -- and the first thing it sees -- its grotesque image in the distorting mirror of yesterday. (164)

73. Did'st Thou give me this inescapable loneliness so that it would be easier for me to give Thee all? (166)

74. Therefore, in my great loneliness, serve others. Therefore: how incredibly great is what I have been given, and how meaningless what I have to "sacrifice."
Hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done --

75. Lord -- Thine the day,
And I the day's. (170)

1 comment:

Laura said...

Whooops. I see there is some overlap. Oh well. My mistake. I'll keep it nonetheless :)

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