Sunday, April 8, 2012

Quotes for Easter

I am still recovering from Easter services and  Easter Lunch coma.  So here are a few great quotes about today...




“When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us- he enters into our trouble and saves us.” 
― Eugene H. Peterson



“It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement.” 
― Eugene H. Peterson




Thrush song, stream song, holy love
That flows through earthly forms and folds,
The song of Heaven's Sabbath fleshed
In throat and ear, in stream and stone,
A grace living here as we live,
Move my mind now to that which holds
Things as they change.
                                      The warmth has come.
The doors have opened. Flower and song
Embroider the ground and air, lead me
Beside the healing field that waits:
Growth, death, and a restoring form
Of human use will make it well.
But I go on, beyond, higher
In the hill's fold, forget the time
I come from and go to, recall
This grove left out of all account,
A place enclosed in song.
                                          Design
Now falls from thought. I go amazed
Into the maze of a design
That mind can follow but not know,
Apparent, plain, and yet unknown,
The outline lost in earth and sky.
What form wakens and rumples this?
Be still. A man who seems to be
A gardener rises out of the ground,
Stands like a tree, shakes off the dark,
The bluebells opening at his feet,
The light a figured cloth of song.    
                               -Wendell Berry 




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