considering the abyss of the heart

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Prayer is not a strategem for occasional use, a refuge to resort to now and then. It is rather like an established residence for the innermost self. All things have a home; the bird has a nest, the fox has a hole, the bee has a hive. A soul without prayer is a soul without a home…..Abraham Joshua Heschel

may we be fearless in our need to close the gap between our hearts and what feels sacred……and may we hold our fears gently as we cross the deep threshold between the abyss that sometimes appears between the them……

The ultimate and highest leave-taking is leaving God for GOD, leaving your notion of God for an experience of that which transcends all notions….Meister Eckhart

may we know faith

The courage to take meaninglessness into itself presupposes a relation to the ground of being which we have called “absolute faith.” It is without a special content, yet it is not without content. The content of absolute faith is the “god above God.” Absolute faith and its consequence, the courage that takes the radical doubt, the doubt about God, into itself, transcends the theistic idea of God…..Paul Tillich

3 thoughts on “considering the abyss of the heart

  1. “Absolute faith and its consequence, the courage that takes the radical doubt, the doubt about God into itself, transcends the theistic idea of God.” Paul Tillich

    I’ve walked through the valley of doubt with beautiful life long Christians in their later years.
    Tillich describes this process which isn’t loss of faith, but loss of the delusion that we can grasp
    what God is by cutting God down to our size. It’s facing our own limits and resting in unknowing.

    As always, your posts awaken the spirit within me and shine a clarifying light on an old inarticulate “knowing.”

    Thanks be!

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