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No Blame, Be Kind, Love Everything

The three active virtues that are the source of joy resonate like bell sounds carried on the wind. I can no longer tell from which direction they emanate—for it is from every direction—with no exception no blame, always without hesitation be kind, and regardless of conditions love everything unconditionally.

— Terrance Keenan, St. Nadie in Winter  <link>

My soul breathes only in thy infinite soul;
I breathe, I think, I love, I live but thee.

— George MacDonald, Diary of an Old Soul  <link>

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson  <link>

Deism or Pantheism or Both?

If you focus on God the Father only, you tend towards, this is wrong, you don’t have to get there, but the danger is deism. He is so transcendent and perfect and remote that the distance is infinite. If you focus on the Holy Spirit only, the danger is pantheism. He is so intimate, He is so much you that He is almost you. So to start with Christ is to get both. Both the distance and the intimacy because he is the Son of the Father and he is the center of the Spirit.

— Peter Kreeft, from lecture on C.S. Lewis’s “Till We Have Faces”  <link>

Spiritus ubi vult spirat.
(The Spirit blows where he wills.)

— John 3:8  <link>