Saturday, October 23, 2004


"Everything difficult indicates something more than our theory of life yet embraces, checks some tendency to abandon the straight path, leaving open only the way ahead. But there is a reality of being in which all things are easy and plain - oneness, that is, with the Lord of Life; to pray for this is the first thing; and to the point of this prayer every difficulty hedges and directs us." - George MacDonald

I have been consumed by this devotion this week. A friend handed me an anthology of readings of George MacDonald. MacDonald was a Scotsman whom C.S. Lewis said influenced everything he wrote.

This week this man, who died in 1905, is influencing me.

I thank God for that.