This early Church Father knew well the power of intuition, creativity and redeeming love.
Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything.
People kill one another over idols.
Wonder makes us fall to our knees.
This powerful singer reminds us many times that some things truly are worth more than life itself.
Freedom’s the answer, so what is the question?
Resist the advances of force and aggression.
And give to your children the promise of something more.
The first of the ten Sikh Gurus has a stirring appeal for us today, and for all eternity.
Burn worldly love,
Rub the ashes and make ink of it,
Make the heart the pen,
The intellect the writer,
Write that which has no end or limit
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The most renowned of all Quakers counsels us to never give up hope.
I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.
But can it also be regained?
A mind not to be changed by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.
A troubled land…
And two troubled peoples.
From the place where we are right
Flowers will never grow in the spring
This well-loved poet of the mystical or ‘Sufi’ tendency of the Islamic faith never ceases to inspire wonder, joy and admiration.
Glory be to God.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about.
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