August 16, 2004

Are We All Mystics??

We are all of us more mystics than we believe or choose to believe.....We have seen more than we let on, even to ourselves. Through some moment of beauty or pain, some subtle turning of our lives, we catch glimmers at least of what the saints are blinded by; only then, unlike the saints, we go on as though nothing has happened. To go on as though something has happened, even though we are not sure what it was or just where we are supposed to go with it, is to enter the demension of life that religion is a word for.

Frederick Buechner from 'Rumors' by Philip Yancey

Posted by Barbara at August 16, 2004 07:10 PM