Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lectio Divina - Ninety-four

The Cloud of Unknowing. New York: Image Books, 1973, 56.

A naked intent toward God, the desire for God alone, is enough.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lectio Divina - Ninety-three

Rainer Maria Rilke. Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke: A Translation from the German and Commentary by Robert Bly. New York: Harper and Row, 1981, 49.

Sometimes a man stands up during supper

and walks outdoors, and keeps on walking,

because of a church that stands somewhere in the East.

And his children say blessings on him as if he were dead.

And another man, who remains inside his own house,

stays there, inside the dishes and in the glasses,

so that his children have to go far out into the world

towards that same church, which he forgot.