Reading has always been for me a way of finding how others have marked the trail.
Their words often inspire my own.
But there are always too many for me, so I share these for your reflection.
“The love is from God and of God and towards God.” — T.E. Lawrence
“And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown. And he replied, Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.” — M.L. Haskins
“For all that has been — Thanks! To all that shall be — Yes!” — Dag Hammarskjold
“The proof that God raised Jesus from the dead is not the empty tomb, but the full hearts of transformed disciples. The crowning evidence that He lives is not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship; not a rolled-away stone, but a carried away church.” — Clarence Jordan
“This isn’t a kingdom for the worthy; it is a kingdom for the hungry.” — Rachel Held Evans
“I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” — Anne Lamott
“The essential thing in ‘heaven and earth’ is that there should be a long obedience in the same direction, and has always resulted in the long run, in something that has made life worth living.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
“The task of life is not so much finding a path in the woods, but finding a rhythm to walk in.” — Robert Lax
“Images of Mary remind us of God’s favor. Mary is what it looks like to believe that we already are who God sees we are.” — Nadia Bolz Weber
“The hard thing when you get old is to keep your horizons open. The first part of your life, everything is in front of you, all your potential and promise. But over the years, you make decisions; you carve yourself into a given shape. Then the challenge is to keep discovering the green growing edge.” — Howard Thurman
“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.” — Wendell Berry
“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” — Douglas Adams