[ 85 ] Difficulties Everything difficult indicates something more than our theory of life yet embraces, checks some tendency to abandon the straight path, leaving open only the way ahead. But there is a reality of being in which all things are easy and plain-oneness, that is, with the Lord of Life; to pray for this is the first thing; and to the point of this prayer every difficulty hedges and directs us. George MacDonald
[ 70 ] The Utility of Death Wherein then lies the service of Death? ... In this: it is not the fetters that gall, but the fetters that soothe, which eat into the soul. In this way is the loss of things ... a motioning, hardly toward, yet in favor of, deliverance. It may seem to a man the first of his slavery when it is in truth the beginning of his freedom. Never soul was set free without being made to feel its slavery.
On Dec 4, 2021 dwayne9 wrote on Reverence For Life, by Albert Schweitzer: