Reasons of the Heart, Part 1

From Reasons of the Heart, From John Dunne

“Now my soul is troubled” even Jesus can say, even in the Gospel of John, when he is facing death.

“Now shall the ruler of this world be cast out,” he says, though, when he goes through fear to courage.

One goes through fear to courage, it seems, through desperation and despair to hope, through sorrow to joy, through conflict to peace, through circumstances to heart’s desire.

The way to necessity is the way of circumstance and conflict and suffering and guilt and death.  The way of possibility is the way of “going through.”

“God is how things stand,” for the one who sees only the way of necessity.

“God is that all things are possible,” for the one who sees the way of possibility.

What is God we can ask, for one who actually does “go through?”

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April 2009

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