Friday, February 02, 2007

Focus Time

On the value of time alone to think and enjoy the beauty of God's world:

Irish poet John O’Donohue said: ‘In the neglected crevices and corners of your evaded solitude, you will find the treasure that you have always sought elsewhere.’

Ezra Pound said something similar about beauty: ‘Beauty likes to keep away from the public glare. It likes to find a neglected or abandoned place.’

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you’re going, and the insight to know when you’ve gone too far. –Old Irish toast

Quotes from Summoned to Lead by Leonard Sweet, Zondervan Books

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