Ralph C. Wood, Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God, 220. (via invisibleforeigner)
As a culture, we have to be taught the language of descent. That is the great language of religion. It teaches us to enter willingly, trustingly into the dark periods of life. These dark periods are good teachers.
Religious energy is in the dark energy, seldom in the answers. Answers are the way out, but that is not what we’re here for. When we look at the questions, we look for the opening to transformation.
Fixing something doesn’t usually transform us. We try to change events in order to avoid changing ourselves. We must learn to stay with the pain of life, without answers, without conclusions, and some days without meaning. That is the perilous dark path of true prayer.
RICHARD ROHR (via bananena)
Patricia Hill Collins; Black Feminist Theory
Patricia Hill Collins; Black Feminist Thought