..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Frederick Buechner: Faith & 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 now I 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.

Frederick Buechner

photo taken in Ambleside, Lake District, UK


Tim Shey said...

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

--William Shedd

"If you do not cut the moorings, God will have to break them by a storm and send you out. Launch all on God, go out on the great swelling tide of His purpose, and you will get your eyes open. If you believe in Jesus, you are not to spend all your time in the smooth waters just inside the harbour bar, full of delight, but always moored; you have to get out through the harbour bar into the great deeps of God and begin to know for yourself, begin to have spiritual discernment."

--Oswald Chambers

The Pen of The Wayfarer said...

thanks! wonderful quotes!