Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Shadow of Self

"...Dear God, I cannot love Thee the way I want to. You are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and myself is the earth's shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon...What I am afraid of, dear God, is that my self shadow will grow so large that it blocks the whole moon, and that I will judge myself by the shadow that is nothing. I do not know You God, because I am in the way."

     - Flannery O'Conner, A Prayer Journal, page 3

(Quoted in Tim Keller, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God, page 11)