‘Man is born broken,’ wrote Eugene O’Neil. ‘He lives by mending. The grace of God is the glue!’ Which is a nice way of saying that living is the healing. Vulnerability is not a weakness. It is a strength. Very few of us are tough enough to be soft.
Meryl Shain

Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still…
Redeem
The time. Redeem
The unread vision in the higher dream.
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still.
-TS Elliot

I Need some laughter, Lord
I have had enough
of sad saints
and sour religion.
I have had enough
of sin spotting
and grace doubting.
I need some laughter, Lord,
the kind you planted in Sarah.
But, please may I not have to wait
until I am ninety
and pregnant.
From Celtic Daily Prayer: Book Two 

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