Monday, November 01, 2010

"Mercy and Truth have met together. Righteousness and Bliss shall kiss one another.

Man, and his weakness and shortsightedness, believes he must make choices in this life. He trembles at the risks he takes. We do know fear. But, no! Our choice is of no importance.

There comes a time when your eyes are opened. And we come to realize that mercy is infinite. We need only await it with confidence and receive it with gratitude. Mercy imposes no conditions.

And, lo! Everything we have chosen has been granted to us. And everything we rejected has also been granted. Yes, we even get back what we rejected.

For Mercy and Truth are met together.
And Righteousness and Bliss shall kiss one another."
(My favorite monologue from favorite film, Babette's Feast, which uses passages from Psalm 85.)