100 – Poetry – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I came across these lines from the T. S. Eliot poem “The Dry Salvages” a few weeks ago when I was looking through the book Simplicity by Richard Rohr,

These are only hints and guesses,
Hints followed by guesses;
And the rest is prayer, observation, discipline,
Thought and action.
The hint half guessed, the gift half understood,
Is Incarnation

I don’t presume to offer any “explanations” of these lines today but I offer a question or two.

Do these words describe or identify something you’ve sensed or experienced?

Do these words in any way “ring true” to you? Or Not?


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