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"The importance of parental legacies isn't that they determine the course of one's life, but that they define the scope and supply the substance out of which critical decisions are draw."
Paul Tillich

"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne."
Revelation 3:19-21

"I am the door. By me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
John 10:9

"Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate."
Henry David Thoreau

"Enter in at the strait gate. Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in that way. But strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
Matthew 7:13-14

"And when he had gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

And Jesus said unto him, Why do you call me good? None is good but God. You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, defraud not, honor your father and mother.

And he answered and said to him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, you lack one thing: go sell whatever you hast, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, take up the cross, and follow me.

And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

And Jesus looked round about, and said to his disciples, How hardly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

And the disciples were astonished at his words.

But Jesus answered again, and said to them, Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

And Jesus looking upon them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."
Mark 10:17-27

"Ah, it was not worth being an artist in order to make little angel figures and similar frivolities, no matter how beautiful. Perhaps the others, the artisans, the burghers, those calm, satisfied souls might find it worthwhile, but not he. To him, art and craftsmanship were worthless unless they burned like the sun and had the power of storms. He had no use for anything that brought only comfort, pleasantness, only small joys. He was searching for other things."
Hermann Hesse

"A conception which is of the spirit, and therefore significant, is so because it reaches beyond itself to become the expression and exponent of a larger conception, a whole world of feeling and sentiment, which, whether more or less completely, is mirrored in the first, and in this wise, accordingly, the degree of its significance measured."
Thomas Mann

The Holy Bible

Honore Balzac (1799-1850)
Eugenie Grandet (1833)

Saul Bellow (1915-2005)
Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970)

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
Narcissus and Goldmond

Thomas Mann (1875-1955)
The Magic Mountain

Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Pierre (1852)

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Walden (1854)

Paul Tillich (1886-1965)
On The Boundary (1966)

"Truth indeed came once into the world with her divine Master, and was a perfect shape most glorious to look on: but when he ascended, and his Apostles after him were laid asleep, then straight arose a wicked race of deceivers, who, as that story goes of the Egyptian Typhon with his conspirators, how they dealt with the good Osiris, took the virgin Truth, hewed her lovely form into a thousand pieces, and scattered them to the four winds."

"From that time ever since, the sad friends of Truth, such as durst appear, imitating the careful search that Isis made for the mangled body of Osiris, went up and down gathering up limb by limb, still as they could find them. We have not yet found them all, Lords and Commons, nor ever shall do, till her Master's second coming; he shall bring together every joint and member, and shall mould them into an immortal feature of loveliness and perfection."
John Milton

Truth came indeed, but the dismemberment occurred before I was born. So my initial experience is with evil.

Then I seek to go beyond the evil and confusion.

The world tells me there is no Truth, and that my quest is in vain.

Discovering the image of Truth puts me out of synch with my culture.

Truth brings me personal rejection as well.
Shards & Facets

The quest seeks Love as well as Truth.
Personal God

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