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Commemoration of Peter Chanel, Religious, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841 We can reach the point where it read more

Commemoration of Peter Chanel, Religious, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841 We can reach the point where it becomes possible for us to recognize and understand Original Sin, that dark counter-centre of evil in our nature -- that is to say, though it is not our nature, it is of it -- that something within us which rejoices when disaster befalls the very cause we are trying to serve, or misfortune overtakes even those we love. Life in God is not an escape from this, but a way to gain full insight concerning it. It is not our depravity which forces a fictitious religious explanation upon us, but the experience of religious reality which forces the "Night Side" out into the light. It is when we stand in the righteous all-seeing light of love that we can dare to look at, admit, and consciously suffer under this something in us which wills disaster, misfortune, defeat to everything outside the sphere of our narrowest self interest.

by Dag Hammarskjold Found in: Christianity Quotes,
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Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on read more

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.

by Dag Hammarskjold Found in: Goals Quotes,
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Commemoration of Mellitus, First Bishop of London, 624 Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you read more

Commemoration of Mellitus, First Bishop of London, 624 Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you -- out of love -- takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.

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Commemoration of Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637 There is a pride of faith, more read more

Commemoration of Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637 There is a pride of faith, more unforgiveable and dangerous than the pride of the intellect. It reveals a split personality in which faith is "observed" and appraised, thus negating that unity born of a dying-unto-self, which is the definition of faith. To "value" faith is to turn it into a metaphysical magic, the advantages of which ought to be reserved for a spiritual elite.

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The "great commitment" is so much easier than the ordinary, everyday one--and can all too easily shut our hearts to read more

The "great commitment" is so much easier than the ordinary, everyday one--and can all too easily shut our hearts to the latter. A willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice can be associated with, and even produce, a great hardness of heart.

by Dag Hammarskjold Found in: Christianity Quotes,
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The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.

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Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away.

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away.

by Dag Hammarskjold Found in: Strength Quotes,
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Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it read more

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

by Dag Hammarskjold Found in: Nature Quotes,
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Life demands from you only the strength you posses. One feat is possible -- not to have run away.

Life demands from you only the strength you posses. One feat is possible -- not to have run away.

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Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions

Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions

by Dag Hammarskjold Found in: Conviction Quotes,
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