Sunday, 26 May 2013

Give us this day, Lord, our daily miracle : Paulo Coelho

Today , I read the new Paulo Coelho book : Manuscript Found in Accra.
I will keeep this book very next to Khalil Gibran's 'The prohet' in my bookshelf.
This is a book that has to be read and re-read.
This is a book gracefully spilled with biblical images and expressions.
trying to read it from cover to cover may be a less satisfying endavoure.
Go slow!

Here is a citation from the book:


Give us this day, Lord, our daily miracle.
Just as there are many paths to the top of a mountain, so there are many paths to achieving our goal. Help us to recognize the only one that is worth following: the one on which Love is to be found.

Help us to awaken the Love sleeping within us before we awaken Love in other people. Only then will we be able to attract affection, enthusiasm, and respect.

Help us to distinguish battles that are ours, battles into which we are propelled against our will, and battles that we cannot avoid because Fate has placed them in our path.

 (miracles) transform the wheat into bread through work, the grape into wine through patience, and death into life through the resurrection of dreams.

Therefore, Lord, give us this day our daily miracle.