Themes for this week:
Identity, Resolution, Heart
- What do you want me to do for you? This question shows up for the third time in today's reading from Mark. What does it evoke for you? How would you answer Jesus' question.
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
- Mark Twain
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
- Antoine de Sait Exupery
"If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mery and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which you have withdrawn in judgement and dismay."
- Stephen Levine
"Fairy tales are not responsible for producing in children fear... that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit... that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear."
- George MacDonald
Jeremiah 37:1-9 | Psalm 126 | Hebrews 7:23-28 | Mark 10:46-52
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