Saturday, July 27, 2013

bittersweet

Reality is bittersweet.... Life is full of blessings and brokenness, the one often filtered through the other... genuine praying is not an escape from disturbing realities, but rather a whole-hearted embracing of life's ambiguities. If we frame prayer this way, it becomes the laboratory for noticing sacred particulars in secular stuff. We may be pounded and dazzled and astonished and beaten and illuminated and humbled in the very same experience.      

-Kent Ira Groff

Thursday, July 25, 2013

speech

Speech is the incarnation of intelligence, and silence is the resurrection of speech.

-Pir Zia Inayat Khan