“With his divine alchemy, God turns not only water into wine, but common things into radiant mysteries, yea, every meal into a Eucharist, and the jaws of death into an outgoing gate.”
“what's lost is nothing to what's found, and all the death that ever was, set next to life, would scarcely fill a cup.”
Jag har jobbat mina sista pass på Fondkistan, Borlänge. Till hösten blir det sjukhuskyrkan till 100% Är tacksam att jag under ett par år fått prova ett yrke jag verkligen kommit att respektera. Det finns bland begravningsentreprenörer en yrkesstolthet och en respekt för mänsklig värdighet även efter det att hjärtat slutat slå.
Har mött fantastiska människor som alla på olika sätt jobbar i dödens närhet på sjukhus och i olika kyrkor och kapell.
When you think the Trump administration couldn't get more surreal, this guy comes along...
"Nearly half of the atoms that make up our bodies may have formed beyond the Milky Way and travelled to the solar system on intergalactic winds driven by giant exploding stars"
A recent global survey conducted by National Geographic shows that the worlds fastest growing religion is not Islam or Christianity, but no religion at all – atheism.
“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” —
"And it really does take a bit of courage to unconditionally confess that God is love. So few Christians actually believe this. The vast majority of Christians qualify any confession that God is love. God is love, but what about God's holiness, justice, violence, and wrath? Consequently, to confess God's love unconditionally makes you feel like a bit of a crazy person." http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.se/2017/07/god-is-love-full-stop.html?m=1
“The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.”
You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of him who gives and kindles joy in the heart of him who receives. All condemnation is from the devil. Never condemn each other. Instead of condemning others, strive to reach inner peace. Keep silent, refrain from judgment."
St. Seraphim of Sarov
“Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.”
“The most important hour is always the present; the most significant person is precisely the one who is sitting across from you right now; the most necessary work is always love.”
“A man may go out into the fields and say his prayers and know God, or he may go to church and know God: but if he is more aware of God because he is in a quiet place, as is usual, that comes from his imperfection and not from God: for God is equally in all things and all places, and is equally ready to give Himself as far as in Him lies: and he knows God rightly who knows God equally [in all things].”
Below is Jay's "Johnny Cash interpretation" of "I still haven't found what I'm looking for". Absolutely amazing.
Once a friend shared this sentiment with me. She said, "I really feel close to God by the ocean." And I joked, "That's not God you are feeling. It's called vacation."
My four-year-old came early in the morning and crawled down in bed. I asked her if she was cold. She replied "No, I just want to be here." Then she fell asleep. For a long time I listened to her breathing and realized that I just had one of the best lessons about what prayer is.
Min fyraåring kom tidigt på morgonen och kröp ner i sängen. Jag frågade henne om hon var kall. Hon svarade "Nej, jag vill bara vara här." Sen somnade hon. Jag låg kvar, lyssnade till hennes andning och insåg att jag fått en av de bästa lektionerna kring vad bön är.
Storyteller and wannabe mystic.
"Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."
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