By Frederick Buechner
A Room referred to as have in mind brings jointly a few of Buechner's best writings on religion, love, and the ability of phrases within the kind of essays, addresses, and sermons. the following Buechner explores autobiography as theology, bargains exhilarating reflections on biblical passages, and leads us into the "room known as Remember," that "still room inside us all the place the prior lives on as a part of the present,...where with endurance, with readability, with quietness of center, we take into account consciously to recollect the lives now we have lived."
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Make thy will done in them. Make our stone hearts cry out thy kingship. Make us holy and human at last that we may do the work of thy love. 4. Love DEUTERONOMY 6:4-7 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
On the face of it, if you take the face seriously and face up to it, how can it possibly be true? Yet how can it not be true when our own hearts bear such powerful witness to it, when blessed moments out of our own lives speak of it so eloquently? And that no-man’s-land between the Yes and the No, that everyman’s land, is where faith stands and has always stood. Seeing but not seeing, understanding but not understanding, we all stand somewhere between the Yes and the No the way old Noah stood there before us, and Abraham, and Sarah his wife, all of them.
And what many of them brought with them was their hostility to religion in general and church in particular, their skepticism about the whole business of God, their determination, many of them, not to look interested even if they were, all of which means that in many ways they weren’t as different from you and me as at first glance it might appear because there is something in all of us that is full of doubts about religion and church and God himself, full of skepticism and hostility. And what did they find when they got there?
A Room Called Remember: Uncollected Pieces by Frederick Buechner