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 Frederick Buechner - “Laugh till you weep. Weep till theres nothing left but to laugh at your weeping. In the end its all one.”
 Frederick Buechner - “The grace of God means something like Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you.”
 Frederick Buechner - “If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.”
 Frederick Buechner - “Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.”
 Frederick Buechner - “When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart. For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost. When I'm feeling most ghost-like, it is your remembering me that helps remind me that I actually exist. When I'm feeling sad, it's my consolation. When I'm feeling happy, it's part of why I feel that way. If you forget me, one of the ways I remember who I am will be gone. If you forget, part of who I am will be gone. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. the good thief said from his cross (Luke 2342). There are perhaps no more human words in all of Scripture, no prayer we can pray so well.”
 Frederick Buechner - “Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst”
 Frederick Buechner - “Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.”
 Frederick Buechner - “Everybody prays whether you think of it as praying or not. The odd silence you fall into when something very beautiful is happening or something very good or very bad. The ah-h-h-h that sometimes floats up out of you as out of a Fourth of July crowd when the sky-rocket bursts over the water. The stammer of pain at somebody else s pain. The stammer of joy at somebody else's joy. Whatever words or sounds you use for sighing with over your own life. These are all prayers in their way. These are all spoken not just to yourself but”
 Frederick Buechner - “Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”
 Frederick Buechner - “A true atheist is one who is willing to face the full consequences of what it means to say there is no God. Given some of what we treat as religion, this is a significant commitment. The bottom line is that ... many an atheist is a believer without knowing it. You can sincerely believe there is no God and live as though there is. You can sincerely believe there is a God and live as though there isn't. So it goes ... ... Wishful Thinking.”
 Frederick Buechner - “In the entire history of the universe, let alone in your own history, there has never been another day just like today, and there will never be another just like it again. Today is the point to which all your yesterdays have been leading since the hour of your birth. It is the point from which all your tomorrows will proceed until the hour of your death. If you were aware of how precious today is, you could hardly live through it. Unless you are aware of how precious it is, you can hardly be said to be living at all.”
 Frederick Buechner - “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”
 Frederick Buechner - “You can't be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he'll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by.”
 Frederick Buechner - “It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.”
 Frederick Buechner - “The grace of God means something like Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you.”
 Frederick Buechner - “Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.”
 Frederick Buechner - “In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints.”
 Frederick Buechner - “The grace of God means something like Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have beencomplete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can everseparate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you.... There's only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours onlyif you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.”
 Carl W. Buechner - “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”