The wonder of you

“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”  (St. Augustine)

Life is amazing

“Life is amazing.  And then it’s awful.  And then it’s amazing again.  And in between the amazing and the awful, it’s ordinary and mundane and routine.  Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale through the ordinary.  That’s just living, heart-breaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful ordinary life.  And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”  (L.R. Knost)

This is God’s style

“The right brain likes to wonder more than calculate.  And it’s only with this meditative habit of being that we can earnestly enter into another’s story–even our own.

“Wonder is the attitude that people have int he presence of Jesus in the Gospels.  The Greeks called the object of this wonder téras (τερας), which means ‘something beyond all expectation.’

“If people expected something from God in first-centuray Palestine, it certainly wasn’t Jesus of Nazareth.  The Incarnation of the Son of God didn’t just surpass expectation–it shattered them.  This is God’s style.”  (Luke Burgis & Joshua Miller, Unrepeatable)