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“Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him.” – Thomas Merton

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Made in our image

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“So long as globalisation was slow in coming, everyone hoped and prayed that it would come soon. The unity of the world’s nations was one of the great triumphalist themes of modernism. World’s fairs were staged in its honour, one after another. Now that globalisation is here, however, it arouses more anxiety than pride. The erasing of differences may not portend the era of universal reconciliation that everyone confidently expected.” – René Girard, The One by Whom Scandal Comes

Waiting for the change

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“Rest is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is not stasis but the essence of giving and receiving. Rest is an act of remembering, imaginatively and intellectually, but also physiologically and physically. To rest is to become present in a different way than through action, and especially to give up on the will as the prime motivator of endeavour, with its endless outward need to reward itself through established goals. To rest is to give up on worrying and fretting and the sense that there is something wrong with the world unless we put it right; to rest is to fall back, literally or figuratively from outer targets, not even to a sense of inner accomplishment or an imagined state of attained stillness, but to a different kind of meeting place, a living, breathing state of natural exchange.” – David Whyte

A natural exchange

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“Our lies reveal as much about us as our truths.” – J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man

Read between the lies

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“The head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers.” – Edward Abbey

The books within

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“But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Feels like home

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“If you demand perfection or nothing, you will always end up with nothing.” — Francis A. Schaeffer

The enemy of good

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