Desiring Life

Where have you been? Where are you going? And why?

Telling Stories

When we reach our limits, when our ordered worlds collapse, when we cannot enact our moral ideals, when we are disenchanted, we are inescapably related to this Mystery which is immanent and transcendent, which issues invitations we must respond to, which is ambiguous about its intentions, and which is real and important beyond all else…Our dwelling with Mystery is both menacing and promising, a relationship of exceeding darkness and undeserved light.  In this situation with this awareness we do a distinctively human thing.  We gather together and tell stories…to calm our terror and hold our hope on high.

-John Shea

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