Lenten Meditations: April 14

“I ask you sir, to have patience with all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like closed rooms, like the books written in a foreign language. Don’t try to find the answers now. They cannot be given away, because you would not be able to live them. For everything is to be lived. Live the questions now. Perhaps you then may gradually, without noticing, one day in the future, live into the answers.”

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy) 



I found this passage many years ago before I read the book. The passage meant a lot to me because  I had unresolved questions about what I was feeling in my heart. The passage gave me comfort knowing that someday, with the passage of time, the answers might reveal themselves.


May those unanswered questions flow like waves of water over rocks and pebbles, letting ourselves flow with the current that will reveal itself as we flow into the peace that passes all understanding.