Faith is not in what Jesus says but in Himself; if we only look at what He says we shall never believe.
From Luke 18:41-43: “‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He said, ‘Lord, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.”
We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory.
I could live almost completely in imagination.
American poet Louise Gluck (born 1943) is widely recognized for her unique style and poetic voice. She has received numerous awards including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020 and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993.
When we make time to be alone with the Father and quiet in His presence, we experience His peace.
From Psalm 131:1-2: “O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with thingstoo great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul,like a weaned child with its mother;my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.”
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it.
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began.
Mary Oliver (1935-2019) was a best-selling American poet, who received many honors for her work. Her love of nature can be found in much of her writing, and it resulted in honors from the National Book Award in 1992 and Pulitzer Prize in 1984.