The Primal Light

“Right save by love no thought can be or may; Only love's knowledge is the primal light.” Excerpt From A Book of Strife in the Form of The Diary of an Old Soul George MacDonald This material may be protected by copyright.

The Strange Music

Other loves may sink and settle, other loves may loose and slack,  But I wander like a minstrel with a harp upon my back,  Though the harp be on my bosom, though I finger and I fret,  Still, my hope is all before me; for I cannot play it yet.  In your strings is hid … Continue reading The Strange Music

Love is Holy

From George MacDonald's lecture on 'King Lear,' regarding Cordelia's response when asked to declare her love for her father in order to inherit a portion of his kingdom: "She loved her father far too much to be able to tell it out in that fashion. Even the best things she could say would have been … Continue reading Love is Holy

The Bond Cannot be Broken

“No amount of wrong-doing in a child can ever free a parent from the necessity of doing all he can to help and save his child; the bond between them cannot be broken. - It is the vulgar, slavish, worldly idea of freedom, that it (freedom) consists in being bound to nothing.” – George MacDonald