I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see
it, but because by it I see everything else. ~ C. S. Lewis
I have no place in this life
So you can’t tell me
I am important, worthy, and beautiful.
I know what I am:
I am ugly, useless, and broken.
I used to believe that
A God exists who loves me.
But now I have realized that
I deserve to die.
But grace turns it all around.
(read in reverse)
- Flannery O’Connor, entry from her Prayer Journal, in “The Sound Before the Song” by Jamie Quatro, Oxford American (Spring 2014)
- Psalm 18:32-36 (via themountainlaurel)
where i go, His presence resides
where i hide, His light seeks my heart
where i run away, His love chases me
where i bury my face, His loving hand uplifts
where i wallow, there His spirit raises me
where i seek glory, His majesty humbles me
where i fail, He still truly satisfies