Thoughts on Lent 6: Mystery

In the face of  “unprecedented mystery”  we turn to the great writers who convey clarity of vision beyond what eyes see.

From George MacDonald’s classic fantasy novel, Phantastes:

Fairy Land is full of oddities and all sorts of incredibly ridiculous things, which a person is compelled to meet and treat as real existences, although at the time he feels foolish for doing so.

I felt as if a cool hand had been laid upon my heart and had stilled it. My soul was like a summer evening, after a heavy fall of rain, when the drops are yet glistening on the trees in the last rays of the down-going sun, and this wind of the twilight has begun to blow. The hot fever of life had gone by. . . . I seemed to feel like the great heart of a mother beating into mine and feeding me with her own life.

 

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About Wendy Murray

Wendy Murray is a veteran and award-winning journalist. She served as associate editor and Senior Writer at Christianity Today magazine and has written extensively for other publications such as Books & Culture and The Christian Century. She has written 11 books.


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