Sunday, February 04, 2007

quotes i find interesting: part 3

"How baffling you are, oh Church, and yet how I love you!
How you have made me suffer, and yet how much I owe you!
I should like to see you destroyed, and yet I need your presense.
You have given me so much scandal and yet you have made me understand sanctity.
I have seen nothing in the world more devoted to obscurity, more compromised, more false, and I have touched nothing more pure, more generous, more beautiful. How often I have wanted to shut the doors of my soul in your face, and how often I have prayed to die in the safety of your arms.
No, I cannot free myself from you, because I am you, although not completely.
And where should I go?"

- Carlo Carretto The God Who Comes

4 comments:

Alice said...

interesting. a feeling shared by many i think. and yes, you do think too much... :P although really what is too much. who can say. bye.

Alanna Marie said...

nice one.

Cathi said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Beigle, Thomas D. said...

You do not think too much, I think.

I like this one, but I'm not sure how much I can empathize. I pretty much just want to destroy it, and I certainly don't want to die in its arms.