Tumbling in Albany, NY, USA
Sometimes you have to have a lot of life behind you in order to be simple. If I give you very simple answers it is not because I have only lived five minutes, you know. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, quoted in Charles Scribner III, A Pilgrimage to Schruns: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf at Ninety
Sometimes it may seem to us that there is no purpose in our lives, that going day after day for years to this office or that school or factory is nothing else but waste and weariness. But it may be that God has sent us there because but for us Christ would not be there. If our being there means that Christ is there, that alone makes it worthwhile. Caryll Houselander, Reed of God (via tendmysheep)
'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven' was never more true than it is today, when everything that is essential to the peace and joy of living, to happiness in work and love and home, depends entirely upon having Christ's values, and Christ's trust in the eternal Father. Caryll Houselander, Guilt, 1951, p. 190.