Thomas Kelly on life

Saturday, September 20, 2008


"We feel honestly the pull of many obligations and try to fulfil them all. And we are unhappy, uneasy, strained, oppressed, and fearful we shall be shallow...We have hints that there is a way of life vastly richer and deeper than all this hurried existence, a life of unhurried serenity and peace and power. If only we could slip over into that Center!... We have seen and known some people who have found this deep Center of living, where the fretful calls of life are integrated, where No as well as Yes can be said with confidence."

Thomas Kelly


Walking at Little Red


  1. Yeah, that's me lately. Looking for the Center.

  2. NO is not difficult.

    But dealing with the guilt afterward can be.

  3. p.s. We have already had to say =no= to things in the current church because of time with the new church. As I am sure you will have to.

    It IS hard when you see your friends, your spiritual children labouring under a bigger burden because you cannot help. But there is also a real sense of pride in the way you DO see them put their shoulders to the burden and push through. I am so PROUD of the people in our greater family, and the way they have given themselves over the last few months. There is a big Alpha program in Bicester, and they have really carried the torch for it.

    I have no fear about stepping back, but there is a little envy, seeing what they are going to be part of.


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