Monday, October 5, 2009

NEVER A MORE HOLY AGE THAN OURS

Weary of hearing how bad "these days" are, with Annie Dillard I affirm the holy possibility of this day.
"There never was a more holy age than ours, and never a less. There is no less holiness at this time -- as you are reading this -- than there was the day the Red Sea parted, or that day in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as Ezekiel was a captive by the river Chebar, when the heavens opened and he saw visions of God... In any instant the sacred may wipe you with its finger. In any instant the bush may flare, your feet may rise, or you may see a bunch of souls in a tree. In any instant you may avail yourself of the power to love your enemies; to accept failure, slander, or the grief of loss; or to endure torture." -- Annie Dillard in For the Time Being

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