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The Victory King, sin, mercy, living life, G. K. Chesteron, and St. Francis of Assisi

 

You need not understand, you need merely accept. But if someday you come to understand, then you must truly accept.

 

“He knew that we can best measure the towering miracle of the mere fact of existence if we realize that but for some strange form of mercy we should not even exist. ...From him came a whole awakening of the world and a dawn in which all shapes and colours could be seen anew.”

GK Chesterton on St. Francis of Assisi (St. Francis of Assisi, intro)

 

A man becomes deranged trying to belong to something he does not understand.

 

Because we are all just visitors here, we are given guidance and the use of things, though we are not the owner. Know this, and be thankful.

 

We are so alone down here. And we are not alone.

 

I am returning the Flesh to the Word.

I decided that I was not going to suffer. That I was going to love and embrace the mystery.

 

'Eccentricity' is: turning toward the centre.

 

We must accept that we add nothing, that we 'create' only in that we modify that which has been created.

 

Stand alone Victory King. Stand alone in the hour which does not betray you.

 

And yea, I stand in solemn deference to that which asks of me only my silence.

 

'Do' and claim none of it; to be redeemed in the act of sin, not in sin's aftermath. This is the innocence of not-I being I.

 

To say, as many do, 'life is about living', or 'what is, is', is merely a tautological escape and is no more than saying that football is about wearing football equipment. For the game is much more than the costume, and life is much more than a flippant arbitrariness; life is mostly about learning what life is, only then can it truly be about living that life.

 

 

author Jack Haas, Canadian, American writer, artist, photographer

 

 

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