The way to love someone
is to lightly run your finger over that person's soul
until you find a crack,
and then gently pour your love into that crack.
~Keith Miller

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~ John Buchan
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: 
joy is love; 
joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. 
~Mother Teresa

without knowing that it is not fish they are after. 
~Henry David Thoreau

Today I was reading in Luke 5 ... this: Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the net. Then the story of the Leper ... "Lord if you will you can make me clean," And Jesus touched him saying, "I will: be clean." Next the story of the paralytic ... healed. And then the "calling of Levi, the tax collector" aka Matthew.
I thought about each point of intersection on the fishing net as a representation of a person and how when that net (network) is "deployed" by Christ the results are impressive.  I am not thinking of it as fishing for men in the sense of a salvation event, rather as salvation (grace extended) as a means of saving/supporting us from the grief which living in a messy world presents.
Just trying to "save" the idea for further contemplation.

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