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The Great Hides in the Small

The circle’s in the point, the fruit is in the seed: Seek God within the world, and you are wise indeed. ~ Angelus Silesius, CW IV. 158 Advertisements

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Contentment

Take what God has given. The great is in the small, The gold is in the dross, though we neglect it all. ~ Angelus Silesius, CW IV.14

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The Wesleyan Scheffler

Who’d have known?  John Wesley, an English poet I much admire, once translated a poem by Johannes Scheffler, a German poet I much admire. Why is that surprising?  Johannes Scheffler (aka Angelus Silesius) was a counter-Reformation fireball.  Which is to … Continue reading

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Seraphim

O man, I’m nobler far than all the Seraphim. What they are, I’ll become. They can’t be what I am. ~ Angelus Silesius, Cherubinischer Wandersmann IV.145

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A Grain of Sand

Why can’t we see our God within the world at hand? It strains the eye too much. The world’s a grain of sand. ~ Angelus Silesius, Cherubinischer Wandersmann VI.262

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As Rich as God

I am as rich as God. No mote of dust can be, Unless (believe it well) He shares it all with me. ~ Angelus Silesius, Cherubinischer Wandersmann I.14

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Daily Bread

Again the news has been full of the Syrian refugee crisis this week.  So perhaps this is a timely aphorism, though it hails from 350 years ago. Even the smallest worm. No worm is hid so deep beneath the earth … Continue reading

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