Here’s a little something to get you thinking.
Less than a minute to read, but a whole day’s worth of thought!

July 23, 2022

God Speaks to Each of Us

God speaks to each of us before we are,
Before he’s formed us — then, in cloudy speech,
But only then, he speaks these words to each
And silently walks with us from the dark:

Driven by your senses, dare
To the edge of longing. Grow
Like a fire’s shadow casting glare
Behind assembled things, so you can spread
Their shapes on me as clothes.
Don’t leave me bare.

Let it all happen to you: beauty and dread.
Simply go — no feeling is too much —
And only this way can we stay in touch.

Near here is the land
That they call Life.
You’ll know when you arrive
By how real it is.

Give me your hand.

Rainer Maria Rilke

July 20, 2022

Trying to Get Into Heaven

In one of the plays of French existentialist, Jean Anouilh, he describes the last judgement as he sees it. The good are densely clustered at the gate of heaven, eager to march in, sure of their reserved seats, are keyed up and bursting with impatience.
All at once, a rumor starts spreading: “It seems He’s going to forgive those others, too!”
For a minute, everyone is speechless and confused. They look at one another in disbelief, gasping and sputtering. “After all the trouble I went through!”, “If I had only known this…”, “I just cannot get over it.”
Exasperated, they work themselves into a fury and start cursing God; and at that very instant they’re damned. That was the final judgement! (quoted in Louis Evely, That Man Is You)