Friday, September 08, 2006

I just now stumbled upon a quote which I wrote down a couple of years ago after hearing it in a sermon given by Sam Lloyd, former rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston, where I used to be employed. At the time it made a very strong impression on me and now finding it again after having completely forgotten about it, I find it still quite meaningful:

". . . I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far into the future, you will gradually, without noticing it, live your way into the answer."

Rainer Maria Rilke

1 comment:

andre said...

Yes and yes and yes!!