Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Who Sees the 'Star'?

Father Alfred Delp

"The wise men… They subordinate their lives to the end in view and they willingly journey to the ends of the earth in quest of knowledge, following a star, a sign, obeying an inner voice that would never have made itself heard but for their hunger and the intense alertness hunger produces. They believed in that voice more implicitly then they believed in the tangible realities of the mortal existence. Such men are regal in every impulse; they can rise above every situation even when it involves great suffering. The compelling earnestness of their quest, the unshakable persistence of their search, the royal grandeur of their dedication – these are their secrets.

"And it is their message for us and their judgment of us. Why do so few ever see the star? Only because so few are looking for it…"

Prison Writings

(From Patricia: Following the 'Star')

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