Monday, January 19, 2009

Little Magic Carpets

Fr. James Behrens calls words "little magic carpets" that evoke journeys in the minds and hearts of readers. "I think of all the words I hear in any given day—and how all of them are invitations to pay attention, to listen, to respond, to find some sort of a resonant response to what is said. And all along, images flow through my mind as to what is being said." Fr. Beherns wonders "How is it that words bring us closer to who we are and where we are going and what we need for this life? And how is it that more than anything else we seem to need each other, as friends and lovers, confidantes and brothers, wives and husbands—to talk through a world and bring the mystery ever closer with words of kindness?"

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