I came across a quote I really liked, and I want to add it to my ever-growing archive (updated today with a few “Appreciation of Fermented Beverages” gems). The problem is I don’t know just how to categorize or tag it. Here it is, suggestions welcomed:

“Christ was himself but one and lived and died but once; but the Holy Ghost makes of every Christian another Christ, an AfterChrist; lives a million lives in every age…” -Gerard Manley Hopkins

I wish my middle name was Manley (yeah, I know it’s a different spelling, but c’mon…).


One response to “Quote-Tagging

  1. As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
    As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
    Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
    Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
    Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
    Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
    Selves — goes itself; _myself_ it speaks and spells,
    Crying _What I do is me: for that I came_.

    I say more: the just man justices;
    Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
    Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is —
    Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places,
    Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
    To the Father through the features of men’s faces.

    Hopkins brings it!

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