Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thought for the Day

. . . The cruciform life—a life that seeks to follow
the Christ whose path intersected so completely
 with our own—is not one that can be imposed upon us. 
It is a mystery that we can enter into only by choice, 
and that we must navigate with a spirit of discernment. 
Carrying the cross is  not about casting about for a
 heavy burden to pick up; neither does it require us
 to seek out situations of pain and danger that will
 cause damage to the person God calls us to be. 
It's about seeking the pattern of life 
that will open us the most fully to the God 
who created us in our particularity....


To read in full Jan's wonderful post, "The Shape He Makes", go here.

I've featured Jan's words, videos, or books several times on Writing Without Paper. I continue to draw inspiration from her. She can be found at Jan Richardson Images, The Painted Prayer Book, and The Advent Door.


Kelly Langner Sauer said...

that is a pretty incredible quote, M. said...

Love this; thanks so much for sharing, and for the pointers to Jan's sites -- so good to have the online presence as well as the books...

S. Etole said...

that quote is definitely a keeper ... His grace is so encompassing

Jingle said...

resourceful post.
beautiful quote to think and live by.