I may have to do more than one post. Here are a few (for now) of my favorite quotes:
"...what’s equally remarkable is what [God] did not create. He created animals but he didn’t give them names. He created land but he didn’t create irrigation systems. He created stars but he didn’t create an iPhone app that would allow us to hold a pocket-sized computer up to the sky to see them all by name. After working for six days, God left the earth largely undeveloped and uncultivated. He created a canvas and then invited us to join him in filling it."
"For half a century I have been writing my thoughts in prose and in verse; history, philosophy, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode, and song; all of these have I tried. But I feel that I haven’t given utterance to the thousandth part of what lies within me. When I go to the grave I can say as others have said, “I have finished my day’s work.” But I cannot say, “I have finished my life.” My day’s work will begin again the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare. It closes on the twilight, but opens on the dawn." ~ Victor Hugo (Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame)
"Following the call to create means that we no longer work to make a name for ourselves; we work for the glory of the One who has called us."