threat or mysterious beauty?

“Each time an unexpected discovery is made in the world of knowledge,it shakes the religious establishment of the day. Now, we are often taught that it is unfaithful to question, traditional religious beliefs, but I believe we must question them, continually-Not God, not Christ, who are the center of our lives as believers-but what human beings say about God and about Christ; otherwise, like those of the church establishent of Galileo’s day, we truly become God’s frozen people. Galileo’s discoveries did nothing whatsoever to change the nature of God; they threatened only man’s rigid ideas of the nature of God. We must be constantly open to new revelation, which is another way of hearing God, with loving obedience.”

-Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections of Faith and Art


nothing less

“It is not the level of our spirituality that we can depend upon.

It is God and nothing less than God.

For the work is God’s and the call is Gods and everything is summoned by Him to His purpose.”

-Elizabeth Elliott

fling wide

“Fling wide the portals of your heart;
make it a temple, set apart
from earthly use for heaven’s employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.”

-Georg Weissel, Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates


“Though I have seen the oceans and the mountains,

though I have read great books and seen great works of art,

though I have heard symphonies and tasted the best foods,

there is nothing greater or more beautiful than those people I love.”

-Christopher de Vinck