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You see him?

 

“You see him? You see him? By Almighty God, brothers. Open your eyes. Listen.”

— What the Wise Man told the Shepherds

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, “The Birth”

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Frederick Buechner – Truth beyond all truths

Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without [Jesus] is the real death, that to die with him is the only life?

— The Wise Man

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, “The Birth”

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Frederick Buechner – A million things

 

…to run anything in this world…is like being lost in a forest of a million trees…and each tree is a thing to be done… A million trees. A million things. Until finally we have eyes for nothing else, and whatever we see turns into a thing.

So how am I to say it, gentlemen? When he came, I missed him.

— The Inkeeper

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, “The Birth”