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Quote from June 5 Celtic Service

June 13, 2011

One of the things I find enriching about our Sunday Evening Services is the quotes Margaret Anne incorporates into the liturgies. (Thank you, Margaret Anne, for continuing to bless us with our Celtic and Taizé Services!) I have been reflecting on the message of the following quote since I first read it at the Service on the evening of June 5:    

The loveliness is everywhere
even
in the ugliest
and most hostile environment
the loveliness is everywhere
at the turning of a corner
in the eyes
and on the lips
of a stranger
in the emptiest areas
where there is no place for hope
and only death
invites the heart
the loveliness is there
it emerges
incomprehensible
inexplicable
it rises in its own reality
And what we must learn is
now to receive it
into ours
 
(Kenneth White in J. Philip Newell, The Book of Creation [Paulist, 1999], p. 9)

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