Monday, June 20, 2011

Longing

Artist: Fred Pansing

Here's a quotation I've cherished for many years now:

If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I really don't think much is accomplished by arguing people into a religious point of view - much less by scaring them. It is the longing for something beyond or deeper than oneself (one's ego) that makes all the difference.

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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful quote Ellie and I agree with your comments. And, it is the longing that they see when they meet someone who has that close relationship with God that sometimes makes all the difference.
    Andie

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  2. I'll ditto what Andie said.

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