Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


A God-Shaped Vacuum

I have climbed highest mountain,
I have run through the fields
only to be with you, only to be with you.
I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls,
these city walls only to be with you.
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
—U2 lyrics from "Only to be with you"

Let yourself by plumbed to the depths, and you will realize that everyone is created for a presence. There, in your heart of hearts, in that place where no two people are alike, Christ is waiting for you. And then the unexpected happens.
—Brother Roger of Taizé, who founded the Taizé community in 1940

There is a God-shaped vacuum in the human heart which only God; made known through Jesus Christ, can fill.
—Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

O God, our hearts are made for thee, and they shall be restless until they rest in thee!
—Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Let anyone who is thirsty, come to me and drink.


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