Thursday, July 21, 2011

another pearl from my 'light reading'

 " 'Why is it,' I asked, 'that some things now seem lovely and just that not so long ago were so forbidding?'

'My dear Queen, for the teller of the tale, gratitude, love, and hope remain, because no matter what the story, the teller lives.'

'Is that all?'

'No. It is also your duty to look with a loving eye upon all you have been given. This is what you have done, and you have done well.'" (Helprin, Mark. A City in Winter, 107-108)

I had a long-ish, somewhat introspective reflection on why this particular quote struck me as I read it earlier this evening, but when I tried to publish it, it didn't go through for some reason. I think Someone has just subtly told me that I was about to publish TMI about my life, things He wants me to hold in my heart for now. Thankfully, there is not enough time tonight to re-gather all those words and write them out again. Suffice it to say, this quote could easily be applied to my life, especially over the last few years.

I give thanks to You, Lord God of Heaven and Earth, for all that I have been given: Forgiveness, Love, and grace to live in their light.

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