“They had not been married many days before the scouts of advancing disappointment were upon them. Augustus resisted manfully for a time. But the truth was each of the two had to become a great deal more than either was, before any approach to unity was possible.”Excerpt From The Complete Works of George MacDonald (Illustrated … Continue reading Become a Great Deal More
Creation seems to be delegation through and through. He will do nothing simply by Himself which can be done by creatures. I suppose this is because He is a giver. And He has nothing to give but Himself. And to give Himself is to do His deeds - in a sense, and on varying levels … Continue reading The Giver
I think this is true of brotherhood, marriage, and also of God’s plan for bringing free individuals to love what He loves: “Of two to make one, which yet two shall be, Is thy creation's problem, deep, and true, To which thou only hold'st the happy, hurting clue.” Excerpt From A Book of Strife in … Continue reading Of Two, to Make One
I just finished a new read of Sheldon Vanauken's A Severe Mercy, and it is hard to sieze upon the right words to describe the feeling impressed upon me... It is a story about love, strength, courage, loyalty, beauty, goodness, and hope, I think. I am impressed by a couple of points. The depth of … Continue reading Notes: On Love, and Timelessness
"God and Jesus and all of us that love Him, if indeed we love Him, may be made perfect in one; that is, there shall be no difference between God and us . . . This is not Theology, it is life, it is a thing that is essential to our very existence; you, not … Continue reading Perfect in Love
"We wrong those near us in being independent of them. God Himself would not be happy without His Son. We ought to lean on each other, giving and receiving--not as weaklings, but as lovers. Love is strength as well as need." — George MacDonald, "The Elect Lady"