Tuesday, November 17, 2009

About that quest

The Damsel of the Holy Grail by Rossetti

Oh, my. This is so good. And I had not come across that assertion by Robert Bly before:

In the spiritual life, nothing goes away. There is no heavenly garbage dump. It's all here, wherever we are. Everything belongs. Even forgiveness does not mean it goes away. It means we forgive it for being there, nothing more. Even our demons do not go away. As Robert Bly wisely said: You don't get rid of demons, you just educate them.

Richard Rohr from Quest for The Grail

Well, folks, let's get serious about educating those demons! :-)


  1. It's going to be one heck of a job getting the bird poo out of that hair!

  2. Yeah, MadPriest! No kidding.

    Well, I had a heck of a time thinking up what kind of painting would go with that Rohr quote so I finally settled on the Holy Grail. And all you're gonna get out there, of course, is something by one of the pre-Raphaelites.

    But even I didn't think of the problem with the bird!


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