Friday, August 13, 2010


Eye of Providence icon

As you all know, I really like to bring you quotations that prompt me to stop and think when I come upon them myself. This is one:

The longer I live, the more faith I have in Providence, and the less faith in my interpretation of Providence.

-- Jeremiah Day

We tend to be very attached to our interpretations of all that happens, don't we? Professor Day here is suggesting here that we learn to let go of that attachment.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Ellie, I'm right with you on that one. And, I can add that same sentiment about my understanding of God.....which, is really the same thing. I think that the bumps and bruises of life help with that. I guess that is really what humility is. It was pride and the temptation of 'knowing' God that brought Adam and Eve down. Simple, humble trust is what is asked. It's comforting to know that we can let go, really let go...a bit frightening as well. But, in the end, it is that faith in Providence that will sustain and elevate us. Perception is a gift but it is also very much 'ours'.


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