A Bell is Rung


“In the end,
coming to faith remains for all a sense of homecoming,
of picking up the threads of a lost life,
of responding to a bell that had long been ringing,
of taking a place at a table that had long been vacant.”
~Malcolm Muggeridge

“I was still ringing.  I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck.”
~Annie Dillard from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

When that sense of belonging takes place,
when our eyes and heart have opened
and we know we have found home,
our joyful ringing never ceases.

We have been lifted and struck by coming to faith.

One thought on “A Bell is Rung

  1. Yes, yes, yes, dear Emily. This is exactly the way it happens. One does not ever want to awaken from this transcendent dream — only it is not a dream — it is our new long-awaited reality. For me, it continues to be my reality — but one that needs to be nurtured and, most importantly, one that needs to be shared.


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