Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
The great breakthrough in our current theological awareness, as a result of new scientific discoveries about our expanding universe, is that the Divine is found not only in the bliss of timeless, changeless, eternal being, but also in the ecstatic urgency of evolutionary becoming.
– Gail Worcelo, SGM
Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything.
– Thomas Merton