A Follow up to Letting Go
Just a follow up to the previous post.
In an amazing coincidence my quote of the day from Frederick Buechner, which came into my inbox after I had written my blog, was titled, “Letting Go”. Here it is…
|By Letting Go|
|WE FIND BY LOSING. We hold fast by letting go. We become something new by ceasing to be something old. This seems to be close to the heart of that mystery. I know no more now than I ever did about the far side of death as the last letting-go of all, but I begin to know that I do not need to know and that I do not need to be afraid of not knowing. God knows. That is all that matters. Out of Nothing he creates Something. Out of the End he creates the Beginning. Out of selfness we grow, by his grace, toward selflessness, and out of that final selflessness, which is the loss of self altogether, “eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man” what new marvels he will bring to pass next. All’s lost. All’s found. And if such words sound childish, so be it. Out of each old self that dies some precious essence is preserved for the new self that is born; and with in the child-self that is part of us all, there is perhaps nothing more precious than the fathomless capacity to trust.- Originally published in A Room Called Remember|
Deeper, more reflective, and more beautifully written than my blog. Particularly the first few lines. But also the words about trust. Isn’t our faith also about trust. Trusting in the unseen energy of the universe.
Also, if you want a serious book dealing with change and the ups and downs of life, look at Alexander Shaia’s book, “Hearts and Minds”. An ancient way of understanding the gospels as a 4 part transformation known to our forebears and so relevant for us today.