I just finished a biography by one of my favorite authors. "Two-Part Invention, The Story if a Marriage" by Madeleine L'Engle.
The book reaffirmed for me her strong christian beliefs. I am sure there are some differences in what she believed and what I believe. But I saw through out the entire book her deep faith and dedication to God.
Here are some quotes from her book that stuck with me.
" How can anyone even begin to have an incarnational view of the universe without an incredible leap of the imagination? That GOD cares for us, every single one of us , so deeply that all power is willing to come to us, to be with us, takes all the imagination with which we have been endowed"
"Whenever something is completed successfully, then we must move on , and that is again to risk failure."
Finally a quote she had saved and included in her book.
" They asked the abbot Macarius, saying 'How ought we to pray?'
and the old man said, 'There is no need of much speaking in prayer, but often stretch out thy hands and say, Lord, as Thou wilt and as Thou knowest, have mercy upon me.' But if there is war in thy soul, add, 'Help me', and because He knoweth what we have need of He sheweth us His mercy."