WHATEVER WEDNESDAYS PART A MILLION

For my PhD application:

“And here religion comes to the rescue and takes our fate into her hands.  There is a state of mind, known to religious men, but to no others, in which the will to assert ourselves and hold our own has been displaced by a willingness to close our mouths and be as nothing in the floods and waterspouts of God.  In this state of mind, what we most dreaded has become the habitation of our safety, and the hour of our moral death has turned into our spiritual birthday.  The time for tension in our soul is over, and that of happy relaxation, of calm deep breathing, of an eternal present, with no discordant future to be anxious about, has arrived.  Fear is not held in abeyance as it is by mere morality, it is positively expunged and washed away.”

Thanks, WJ.  I do feel better now.

(Varieties of Religious Experience)

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