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Daily Riches: The Knowledge That Transcends Learning (Donald McCullough, Thomas Aquinas and G. K. Chesterton) *

“Some things–perhaps the most important–cannot be grasped, regardless of the reach of one’s intellectual prowess. They can only be received. There is a knowledge that cannot be gained by thinking or reasoning or deducing or inducing or experimenting or theorizing; it comes to us, not from us, and it can only be acknowledged, with gratitude and surprise, when it appears in an open heart. 402 more words

Embracing Losses And Limits

anyushka reblogged this on One Blessed Fool's Way to Happiness and commented:

Sometimes it helps to remember that I cannot know everything, no matter how much I try. I constantly feel like I have to know all the answers, find all the solutions, fix everything - myself included - and I so do have limits... And then somebody says, "that's okay. You're not supposed to know it all". I'm not supposed to. Nobody really expects me to. Apart from myself sometimes. That's the old "should" rule. If there's a "should" in the sentence (as in "I should know how to do this"), then let it go. "I should know this!" - Let it go. "I should be able to handle this!" - Let it go. "I should look like this!" - Let it go. ... Pretty simple rule. God is good. God's news is good. Have some faith.

“Some things–perhaps the most important–cannot be grasped, regardless of the reach of one’s intellectual prowess. They can only be received. There is a knowledge that cannot be gained by thinking or reasoning or deducing or inducing or experimenting or theorizing; it comes to us, not from us, and it can only be acknowledged, with gratitude and surprise, when it appears in an open heart. We can prepare for this knowledge, paradoxical as it sounds, by encountering the limitations of knowledge. These limitations, by reminding us of our humanity and our relative ignorance, help create the awe and wonder necessary for encountering the deepest, most soul-shaping truths.”

(Donald McCullough)

As I Remember Innocence

I lived for so long, an odd sort of ghost; started raw, too young, and yet too late for constraint,

measured by the shadows cast, my acts perceived as what they would have been had I been playing by rules rather than feeling my way past invisible obstacles to acceptance. 353 more words

Insight Or In-sanity

Why Travel Makes For A Peaceful World

There’s something about travel that evokes peace and happiness. Every day thousands of tourists cross borders and fly into new countries and the tourism industry welcomes them with open arms. 764 more words

Travel

Sex killed God

People talking about how to get more pleasure seems to be our world’s trend. Especially when we talk about sex, but it could also be drugs, food, traveling,etc. 342 more words

Arctic Titan

Bloo-Jay

Was that bird for me or you

or us?

Not in a romantic way.

But in a human way.

-I already have my

own romantic stay. 47 more words

Poetry

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// pain

coming up to the easter weekend, i have been guided towards thinking about Jesus’ death and what it means. and this leads me on to think about Jesus’ life. 634 more words

Identity