Thursday, September 30, 2010

A touching excerpt...

Once again, my sweet Theresa in her pj's for pajama day at school. And to accompany her today~ a touching excerpt from a book by Morris West.


This passage is from a book entitled, The Clowns of God, by Morris West. In the
book, a deposed pope has gone through many trials and tribulations and it is the
time of the Second Coming. When he meets the Returned Christ, the former pope is
afraid and unsure much like the apostles when Christ first arose. This passage
takes place in a mountain hideaway where children from a school for Down
Syndrome are among those present. The Returned Christ is speaking about one of
these children as he holds her.


"I know what you are thinking. You need a sign. What better one could I give but
to make this little one whole and new? I could do it; but I will not. I am the
Lord and not a conjurer. I gave this mite a gift I denied to all of you--eternal
innocence. To you she looks imperfect--but to me she is flawless, like the bud
that dies unopened or the fledgling that falls from the nest to be devoured by
ants. She will never offend me, as all of you have done. She will never pervert
or destroy the work of my Father's hands. She is necessary to you. She will
evoke the kindness that will keep you human. Her infirmity will prompt you to
gratitude for your own good fortune... More! She will remind you every day that
I am who I am, that my ways are not yours, and that the smallest dust mite
whirled in the darkest spaces does not fall out of my hand... I have chosen you.
You have not chosen me. This little one is my sign to you. Treasure her!"

1 comment:

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Too cute, TT! You go girl--we have matching PJS!!! When we have the sleep over crop we'll have to wear them together!
What a touching excerpt, too. The author is right-on! She helps keep us focused, doesn't she?! What a blessing to know you two!