|| If I cannot receive the gifts of the Spirit in silence, I will never be able to receive them in any other way. Often I understand that this strange dark bird has been with me only when I am turned again and look back ...and realize that the No of God when I felt most deserted, was a Spirit-filled No preparing me for a Yes. - Madeleine L'Engle. Sometimes our light goes out, but it's blown away again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light. - Albert Schweitzer. People go forth to wonder at the height of mountains, the huge waves of the seas, the broad flow of rivers, the extent of the ocean, the course of the stars - and forget to wonder at themselves. - St. Augustine.