Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Look under your feet!

"No one longs for what he or she already has, and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual life suggests that the reason so many of us cannot see the red X that marks the spot is because we are standing on it. The treasure we seek requires no lengthy expedition, no expensive equipment, no superior aptitude or special company. All we lack is the willingness to imagine that we already have everything we need. The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are."

Barbara Brown Taylor,
An Altar in the World,
copyright, 2009 pp. xiv, xx


Sandy said...

Nice one! Thank you, Roberta


John said...

She didn't realize it, but it was a marvelous chiastic insight into our stance in the presence of Jesus. Thank you.

Jan said...

I came back a second time to read this and then find in my own copy of her book!