Morris West – The Shoes of the Fisherman
‘It costs so much to be a full human being and there are very few who have the enlightenment or the courage, to pay the price…
One has to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with both arms.
One has to embrace the world like a lover.
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence.
One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.
One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
‘Love is… a high inducement to the individual to ripen, to become something in himself, to become world, to become world to himself for another’s sake. It is a great, an exorbitant demand upon him, something that chooses him out and calls him to vast things. Love consists in this, that two solitude’s protect and touch and greet each other’
‘Those who are willing to love, will eventually find love” “Love will demand much courage, perseverance and self-discipline.
Michelle Clarke – Reviewed: September 05