"In forgiveness, I allow the other to distance himself from his nature, from the way he is. In the moment of forgiveness, the other ceases to be a liar, so to speak. But it takes permission from outside of himself."
Wendell Berry on Marriage: Marriage in the MembershipAnne Husted Burleigh
The Heart and the Wall - Courtly Love and Christian CourtshipRobert E. Rodes , Jr.
The Gift of Simplicity: Obedience in the Work of Adrienne von SpeyrAdrian J. Walker
“What is reasonable is not what corresponds to reason’s self-determined a priori conditions of knowledge; it is rather what aids reason in the fulfilment of its telos, i.e., to contemplate the origin without which human existence becomes il-logical.”
“In the purity of that awareness of the radiance of being, purged of the constructions we normally place upon it, the doors of perception are cleansed and the things in the world may be seen as they are: infinite. This is not Christian faith, but a Christian need not deny its value, its attraction, or its integrity.”