All the absurd little meetings, decisions, inner skirmishes that go to make up all our days. It all adds up to very little, and yet it all adds up to very much. Our days are full of nonsense, and yet not, because it is precisely into the nonsense of our days that God speaks to us the words of great significance - not words written in the stars but words written into the raw stuff and nonsense of our days, which are not nonsense just because God speaks into the midst of them. And the words that he says, to each of us differently, are 'Be brave . . . be merciful . . . feed my lambs . . . press on toward the goal.'

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons

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