Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Soul Friends

"Your friend is the companion of your soul, another self." - Aelred of Rievaulx, Spiritual Friendship

"In friendship, we think we have chosen our peers. In reality, a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more hundred miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another . . . - any of these chances might have kept us apart. But for the Christian, there are, strictly speaking, no chances. A secret Master of Ceremonies has been at work." - C. S. Lewis

"To find a spiritual friend is truly to be found, to be chased down, smoked out of one's hiding place in the corner of existence and brought into the center, swept into the blazing presence of God." - Emilie Griffin

"What bliss there is in finding a corresponding soul who singles us out! How long we move about, desperate to discover someone who can really see us, tell us who we are." - James Hillman 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Asking the Wrong Question

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked [on the Jericho Road] was "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?" - Martin Luther King, Jr.