The Shallowness of Depth

The home-sickness goes out after God Himself…it is not the name of God, but God Himself Whom your soul desires and can not do without.  Abraham Kuyper, To Be Near Unto God

I am thirsty for God-alive, I wonder, “Will I ever make it- arrive and drink in God’s presence?” David, Psalm 42

In the spiritual life there are no tricks, no short cuts…One cannot begin to face the real difficulties of the life of prayer and meditation unless one is first perfectly content to be a beginner and really experience oneself as one who knows little or nothing. Thomas Merton

I must grasp life at its depth. Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh
Wheat Field with Crows

To live so deeply is a special challenge, for it is easy to be superficial.  We are so busy!  Don Postema, Space for God

Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it, every, every minute? Emily, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town 

They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life.  They traded the glory of God…for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.  Romans 1:23

Time is a precious gift that is only opened once- EsseRealis

There is a sort of dead-alive people about, who are scarcely conscious of living except in the exercise of some conventional occupation…they have dwarfed and narrowed their soul by a life of all work, until here they are at 40, with a listless attention, a mind vacant of all material for amusement, and not one thought to rub against another while waiting for the train.  Robert Louis Stevenson

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