Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Wise Frederick Buechner (Weekly Geeks)

There are few writers/thinkers as quoteworthy as Buechner in my book, and here's one that got me recently....

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace."

So true. So hard to find the grace in those painful boring moments, though, eh?



rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love this quote. Thanks for sharing it!

bermudaonion said...

Great quote. It can be hard to find the grace in boring moments. Sometimes it takes a painful lesson for us to learn to appreciate them.

Nymeth said...

Beautiful, beautiful quote. Thanks, Amy.

Stephen said...

Yeah! Someone else is quoting Buechner. Did you know that Michael Card put out an album, Poiema, back in '94 inspired by Buechner's writings, in particular this quote? http://www.amazon.com/Poiema-Michael-Card/dp/B000005KX7

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