prophets of a future that is not our own

"It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts: it is beyond our vision. We accomplish in this lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is the Lord's work. Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying... Continue Reading →

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Making his language bolder

Thomas Jefferson, asked to write the declaration of the United States' independence for the Continental Congress, sat down with pen and ink and went to work on a draft. The draft has been preserved, allowing a glimpse of Jefferson the writer at work. Penning the memorable words of the declaration, Jefferson did the work of... Continue Reading →

O’Connor on writing

Flannery O'Connor, on writing (in a letter to Cecil Dawkins, 1957): I write only about two hours every day because that's all the energy I have, but I don't let anything interfere with those two hours, at the same time and the same place. This doesn't mean I produce much out of the two hours.... Continue Reading →

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