Friday, August 19, 2005

Quotes: "the treasures of darkness" (Weatherhead)

"I can only write down this simple testimony. Like all men, I prefer the sunny uplands of experience when health, happiness and success abound; but I have learned more about God, life and myself in the darkness of fear and failure than I have ever learned in sunshine. There are such things as the treasures of darkness. The darkness, thank God, passes, but what one learns in the darkness he possesses forever." -- Leslie Weatherhead [a Methodist minister who served as an air raid warden in London during World War II, cited by Bruce Van Blair, A Year to Remember (Seattle: Glen Abbey Books, 1988), p. 213.]


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