Sunday, December 10, 2006

Quoted in Other Places

It is always strange to see myself quoted, and in this case the quote relates to the thought of Father Alexander Schmemann of whom I have great admiration for...he pointed out that when humanity was in paradise it was the devil who began posing problems to the first man and woman. Thus in the redemption of humanity--we are to live in praise and thanksgiving and hence this quote from How To Get The Most Out Of The Eucharist found on She's A Crafty Pumpkin:

If we want to adore God with praise and thanksgiving we are going to have to learn to stop seeing everything as a "problem" or "interruption" and begin to be open to seeing God's goodness and interventions even in the most unlikely of places.
- from How To Get The Most Out Of The Eucharist, by Michael Dubruiel

To read the master, himself: The Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann, 1973-1983