wreck your heart in prayer

There are two kinds of nun, out of the cloister or in. You can serve or you can sing, and wreck your heart in prayer, working the world’s hard work. –

Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm

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  1. Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely adore Annie Dillard. Such insightful words and always applicable words.

  2. Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    beautiful expression “wreck your heart in prayer”

  3. Posted July 14, 2014 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    When I graduated high school I headed straight for Mother Teresa’s convent in Harlem. I was going to be a nun. That didn’t work out for me, but I think I can safely say I have been wrecking my heart in prayer ever since….