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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

Dear God, I cannot love Thee the way I want to. You are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon. The crescent is very beautiful and perhaps that is all one like I am should or could see; but what I am afraid of, dear God, is that my self shadow will grow so large that it blocks the whole moon, and that I will judge myself by the shadow that is nothing.

I do not know You God because I am in the way. Please help me to push myself aside.

- Flannery O’Connor, from this review of her recently released prayer journal.
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"Your beliefs will be the light by which you see, but they will not be what you see and they will not be a substitute for seeing."
~Flannery O’Connor from Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose 
photo by Stephan Geyer (Taken with Instagram)
"Your beliefs will be the light by which you see, but they will not be what you see and they will not be a substitute for seeing."
~Flannery O’Connor from Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose 
photo by Stephan Geyer (Taken with Instagram)

"Your beliefs will be the light by which you see, but they will not be what you see and they will not be a substitute for seeing."

~Flannery O’Connor from Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

photo by Stephan Geyer (Taken with Instagram)

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