Friday, March 14, 2014

Lenten Reflection

I wanted to savor this quote from Sue Monk Kidd's "The Mermaid Chair," in which one of her characters says, "Sometimes I experience God like this Beautiful Nothing... and it seems then as though the whole point of life is just to rest in it. To contemplate it and love it and eventually disappear into it.  And then other times it's just the opposite.  God feels like a presence that engorges everything.  I come out there and it seems the divine is running rampant.  That the marsh, the whole of Creation, is some dance God is doing and we're meant to step into it..."

I'm drawn to the dance AND to the "Beautiful Nothing," the discipline of being.

Something I'll contemplate this Lenten season.

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