The Wake Up Call –
28 February 2013
Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…
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“To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture of restlessness and vague desire — It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.” – Poet Edgar Lee Masters, who died on this day in 1950
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How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every ‘should’ is a compulsion, and not every ‘like’ is a high morality and true freedom. – Theologian Karl Rahner, born on this day 1904.
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- LA Review of Books: Jonathan Farmer on the Pleasures of Linda Gregerson’s Poems
Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com
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