Setting your heart on fire

walkers of camino

Said a traveler to one of the disciples, “I have traveled a great distance to listen to the Master, but I find his words quite ordinary.”

“Don’t listen to his words. Listen to his message.”

“How does one do that?”

“Take hold of a sentence that he says. Shake it well till all the words drop off. What is left will set your heart on fire.”

Anthony de Mello, S.J.

MORSEL:   In the depth of my soul there is a wordless song. — Kahlil Gibran

17 thoughts on “Setting your heart on fire

  1. Hello Perpetua, I’ve just written a piece about our travels in life, I like this one very much. And the quote by Gibran is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Lucy 🙂

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