Sparks of light

Exploring Belief, 14th Jul 2016 no comments

Every now and then you read a phrase or two that throws out a spark of light, either of new understanding, or of comfort, and so each month we’ll be posting a few sparks.

Quotations for comfort and encouragement

“Now in the small hours of belief
the one eloquence to master
is that of the bowed head, the bent knee,
waiting, as at the end of a hard winter,
for one flower to open, on the mind’s tree of thorns.”

R.S.Thomas: Collected Poems

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore: author of Gitanjali

He said not ‘Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be dis-eased’; but he said, ‘Thou shalt not be overcome.’

Mother Julian of Norwich : Revelations of Divine Love

“What I have learned is that not-knowing and often not even needing to know is a deeper way of knowing and a deeper form of compassion…  Maybe that is why St John of the Cross called faith “luminous darkness.”

Richard Rohr, Things Hidden.

Forget distinctions.
Leap into the boundless
and make it your home!
Lao Tzu









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