Living and Thinking Reality in Its Integrity: Originary Experience, God, and the Task of Education, by David L. Schindler (bio).

From the Summer 2010 issue. From the text:

Charles Péguy once said that the integrity of man and his work demands “staying in place,” and suffering and silence. Just as the right relation between eternity and time demands silence, in other words, so does it demand “staying in place.” “Staying in place” in the first instance does not mean simply not moving around in a physical sense. For if God as Creator can be found anywhere in his creation, then he can surely be found when one moves from one place to another. However, we must avoid confusing the finding of God anywhere with finding him nowhere in particular. We do so only by truly being in a place, through the interior stillness that alone permits depth of presence. “Staying in place,” in a word, is but stillness now expressed in the form of space: it signals the depth, hence genuine incarnation, of presence, which occurs only in singular persons in singular times and places, in the opening of these singularities to eternity. There is no access to heaven except by sinking proportionately more deeply into the earth, taking on its flesh here and now. . . . [full text]

 

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