Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Sacred Journey

The question is not whether the things that happen to you are chance things or God’s things because, of course, they are both at once. There is no chance thing through which God cannot speak — even the walk from the house to the garage that you have walked ten thousand times before, even the moments when you cannot believe there is a God who speaks at all anywhere.

We cannot live our lives constantly looking back, listening back, lest we be turned to pillars of longing and regret, but to live without listening at all is to live deaf to the fulness of the music. Sometimes we avoid listening for fear of what we may hear, sometimes for fear that we may hear nothing at all but the empty rattle of our own feet on the pavement.

He says he is with us on our journeys. He says he has been with us since each of our journeys began. Listen for him. Listen to the sweet and bitter airs of your present and your past for the sound of him. - Frederick Buechner

1 comments:

Brian Allain said...

Thank you Billy. As I am sure you already know, Frederick Buechner is a wonderful writer. Thus you might be interested in the new website (www.frederickbuechner.com) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Frederick.Buechner.Center) he recently launched.

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