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Sunday, February 04, 2007

desert wisdom

"abba lot went to see abba joseph and said to him,
'abba, as far as i can,
i say my little office,
i fast a little,
i pray and meditate,
i live in peace and as far as i can,
i purify my thoughts.
what else can i do?'
then the old man stood up
and stretched his hands toward heaven.
his fingers became like ten lamps of fire and he said to him,
'if you will, you can become all flame.'"


Blogger texelct said...

This story makes becoming flame (or light) sound so easy and yet I make it so hard. How often I get lost in the lists. And if I miss something then I have to start over or I just throw up my hands and quit. There it is.. I become a toad.

6:36 PM  
Blogger texelct said...

Maybe 'love' is the flame we should be. Maybe we shouldn't focus on trying to be a 'light'. Maybe we should focus loving one another and then the 'light' comes naturally as we show love to whoever or whomever. And the light will shine like a flame that can't be controlled will spread.
(OK.. all these words aren't mine but they struck me)
Thanks for making me look and think.

8:03 PM  
Blogger juli said...

i swear amaze me sometimes :)

8:25 PM  

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