Paul Tillich

The glory of being alone

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.

~ from THE ETERNAL NOW by Paul Johannes Tillich, thanks to Liz Stewart
Eternal Now (scm classics)
By Paul Tillich, Luther Wiegle, David H. Kelsey

God is creatively present in everyone in every moment whether we are aware of it or not

God is creatively present in everyone in every moment whether we are aware of it or not. But when we are in the state of silent gratefulness, we are aware of God's Presence.

~ from THE ETERNAL NOW by Paul Tillich
Eternal Now (scm classics)
By Paul Tillich, Luther Wiegle, David H. Kelsey

A wave of light breaks into our darkness

Sometimes at the momet of despair, a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: "You are accepted," accepted by that which is great than you.

~ by Paul Tillich, with thank to Donna Nance
The Essential Tillich
By Paul Tillich

We realize ourselves

We realize ourselves, when we discover God. We discover a reality that is identical to ourselves, although a realm that transcends us infinitely ... a reality from which we are estranged, but from which we can never be separated ... In reality, in our search to know God, we realize our true selves.

~ Paul Tillich, thanks to Robert Hamlyn
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