Quotes from Looking in the Distance
1) On Death.
When the map of life is complete and when we die in the richness of our history,some among the living will miss us for a while,but the earth will go on without us. Its day is longer than ours, though we know now that it too will die. Our brief finitude is but a beautiful spark in the vast darkness of space. So we should live the fleeting day with passion, and when the night comes, depart from it with grace.
2)On the Absence of God.
Even though we experience God as absent,we should continue to live as though he were present in love.
3) On Wanting Final Answers.
We want answers, explanations, portable idols. This is the attraction of all explanatory systems. It accounts, for instance, for the current appeal of a Christian education course called Alpha, which gives briskly confident answers to all of life's puzzling questions.
This was contributed by Alan Goss.