Friday, May 29, 2009

Birth

It is through giving that we receive, and it is through dying that we are born to eternal life.

- St. Francis of Assisi

(Personal note: He is not speaking of the death of the body.)

4 comments:

human being said...

beautiful!

yes we get what we give...


and that dying is when we step out of the 'self'...

V said...

To die to the past is to live in the present. We don't need to keep remembering the past and past mistakes.
To forget is to die and to forgive oneself is to live again.

human being said...

V... i loved your reflections on this...

'To forget is to die and to forgive oneself is to live again.'

beautiful!

Diane Meier said...

And I will add, "to die before you die" is what this means. Like the legend of the Phoenix bird, who flew into the fire to die and came out of the ashes reborn.