As this Friday of Lent winds to a close, here’s a challenge from one of my favorite authors for our hearts to contemplate.
“If we look at the makeup of the word disaster, dis-aster, we see dis, which means separation, and aster, which means star. So dis-aster means separation from the stars. When we are separated from the stars, the sea, each other, we are in danger of being separated from God…
We need to remember that the house of God is not limited to a building that we visit for only a few hours on Sunday. The house of God is not a safe place. It is a cross where time and eternity meet, and where we are – or should be – challenged to live more vulnerably, more interdependently. Where, even with the light streaming in rainbow colours through the windows, we can listen to the stars.”
Madeleine L’Engle (from Glimpses of Grace)
grace, peace & twinkling (talking) stars
Virginia : )
p.s. We are oh-so-very-excited to see “A Wrinkle in Time” out in the theaters this weekend!! Growing up that book was a total fav. (As faithful readers of this blog know, Madeleine L’Engle is still a fav author of grown-up Virginia.) 🙂