Tuesday, March 30, 2010

St. John Climacus

we have almost no information about John’s life

we have to stop now

we have always lived in the castle

we have a bad feeling about this

we have come into his house

we have all the time in the world

there is in existence

there is in the end, the letting go

he learned obedience through suffering

he learned about gun smoke

he learned to love the bomb

he taught us how to love but not how to stop

he taught us how to drive by weeds

he taught us how to watch and pray

not to be served but to serve

not to beat a dead horse

not to be reckoned with, but to live

on the shoulders of giants

on the shortness of life

on the shore of the wide world

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