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God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
the bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

From "Hymns for the Little Flock"
Bible Truth Publishers
Revised 1881
As the river surrenders itself to the ocean,
what is inside me moves inside you.

Kabir (1398-1518)
Indian mystic and Bhakti saint, claimed by both Hindus and Muslims,
he held a universal view of spirituality
The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience
is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science.
He (or she) to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer
wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Widely regarded as one of the greatest physicists of all time
Only in Heaven will we understand the Truth about all these things;
here on earth it is impossible.

St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)
Doctor of the Church, also known as 'The Little Flower of Jesus'
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Author of 'The Chronicles of Narnia'
I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace. I saw a
dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my
head troubled me. Therefore I issued a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon
before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. Then
the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers came in, and I
told them the dream; but they did not make known to me its interpretation. But at last
Daniel came before me (his name is Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god;
in him is the Spirit of the Holy God), and I told the dream before him, saying:
“Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because I know that the Spirit of the Holy God
is in you, and no secret troubles you, explain to me the visions of my dream that I
have seen, and its interpretation.

Daniel 4: 4-9
Holy Bible
New King James Version
I don't know what the future holds, but I do know who holds the future.

There is no audacity in
lovingly reaching out to
God in the darkness of
that cloud of unknowing
between you and God. If
you repent and
experience a call to a life
of contemplation, God
welcomes you. Jesus told
the sinful woman who
washed his feet her tears
and dried them with her
hair, "Your sins are
forgiven." Divine
forgiveness was not the
result of her great
sorrow, or her conviction
of sin, or her perception
of her own wretchedness.
The Scripture tells us that
Jesus said it because "she
loved much."

The Cloud of Unknowing,
written by an unknown 14th
century English monk
Paraclete Press, 2006
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The divine...is infinite consciousness: the totality, the source, the spirit, the Tao, God,  the
ground of being, the ultimate reality, the ultimate mystery, the nameless one, Yahweh,
Allah....there are countless other names for this being. This infinite awareness has a nature,
an inner reality that expresses the unlimited mystery of the divine. The divine is boundless
compassion in itself, and this quality governs its relations with all other beings. This
compassion is pure sensitivity, an eternal and total capacity to understand. Divine
consciousness possesses complete understanding.

Wayne Teasdale
From "The Mystic Heart"
New World Library, 2001
I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.

I believe in love even when feeling it not.

I believe in God even when he is silent.

Jewish prayer
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The Weekend Edition
I'm astounded by people who want to "know" the universe
when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.

Woody Allen

    While our mortal brains cannot fathom God's depths, we can
    remain open to the many ways in which He reaches out to us.

    At the top of the Home Page:
    --God moves in a mysterious way...
    --Universality of mystery
    Midway down the page:
    --Albert Einstein on mystery
    --Jewish prayer
    --St. Therese of Lisieux & C. S. Lewis
    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --God communicates through a king's dream
    --Reaching through the 'cloud of unknowing'
    --The unlimited mystery of the divine
           And the Last Word: Woody Allen

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